Hasana Sharp

Flourishing Through Spinoza is based on an in-depth filmed conversation between Howard Burton and Hasana Sharp, Associate Professor of Philosophy at McGill University. This conversation provides detailed insights into Hasana Sharp’s book Spinoza and the Politics of Renaturalization,  in which she offers a sophisticated new interpretation of Spinoza’s iconoclastic philosophy. Further topics include the implications of Spinoza’s naturalism to today’s world, from issues of social inequality, feminism, treatment of the elderly and the environment to animal rights, and more.

This carefully-edited book includes an introduction, Philosophical Relevance, and questions for discussion at the end of each chapter:

  1. Radical Beginnings – Revolutionary sympathies
  2. Finding Spinoza – Investigating failed revolutions
  3. The Joy of the Unknown – Naturalism, denaturalism, and the third way
  4. Modern Implications – Identity politics, animal rights and the environment
  5. Philanthropic Post-Humanism – Onwards and upwards



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Flourishing Through Spinoza is also part of the five-part Ideas Roadshow CollectionConversations About Philosophy, Volume 2, which is available in both paperback and electronic format.