Both Baruch de Spinoza and Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz were at the centre of an intense religious, political and personal battle that gave birth to the modern age. Their characters and ways of life defined their philosophies, but Leibniz became obsessed with Spinoza's writings, leading to a titanic clash of beliefs.
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Matthew Stewart received his doctorate in philosophy from Oxford University.Review:
A most entertaining read about two extraordinary characters, which is both rich in history and overflowing with ideas. -- David Edmonds and John Eidinow, authors of Wittgenstein's Poker
A page-turner about jousting metaphysical ideas that casts the hallowed, hoary thinkers as warriors in a heated ideological battle. -- New York Times Book Review
Altogether excellent...Stewart's approach is au courant and quite convincing...He deserves a medal for avoiding jargon and opting instead for accessibility. -- New York Post, Michael Weiss
An absorbing study....Lays the ground for a new genre: rigorous, readable intellectual history. -- The Economist
An engaging portrait of...the most important and fascinating thinkers of the modern age...A brilliant job of illuminating...personal, intellectual...historical context. -- Steven Nadler, author of Rembrandt's Jews and Spinoza
Exhilarating....Stewart has achieved a near impossibility, creating a page-turner about jousting metaphysical ideas, casting thinkers as warriors...A fluid, even...jaunty writer. -- New York Times Book Review, Liesl Schillinger
Stewart goes far to rescue both men from a...dusty academic shelf, bringing them to life as enlightened humans. -- Library Journal, Francisca Goldsmith
Stewart...brings the men to life...A highly readable examination of two influential, but often overlooked, thinkers of the early Enlightenment. -- Kirkus Reviews
The best current untechnical introduction to their lives and philosophies...A thoroughly good book, hard to put down. -- Literary Review, A.C. Grayling
Witty, fascinating...Deftly intertwines the lives and works of Spinoza and Leibniz and gives an elegant...sometimes hilarious overview of their differences...delightful. -- San Francisco Chronicle, Lisa Montarelli
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