Sunday, 7 May 2017

Quotes 2017 #128

"His nascent philosophic doubt arose as a reaction against the philosophy which he read in Hebrew. With the exception of the new sciences, his readings in Latin supplied him merely with a new vocabulary for old ideas (...) for in Spinoza's time, Jewish philosophy had not yet been eliminated from European philosophy and relegated to the esoteric field of oriental wisdom."

Harry Austryn Wolfson, The Philosophy of Spinoza.