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Grossman, Neil:
Healing the Mind : The Philosophy of Spinoza Adapted to a New Age

Foreword by Huston Smith

Plainsboro : Susquehanna University Press, 2003. - 253 pp.

Other editions / translations: Erneut/again: Grossman, Neil (2014)

Literature type: Monographs
Language: English
Thematic areas: Epistemology / methodology / philosophy of mind, Anthropology / psychology / doctrine of affections / body and mind

English commentary: "Spinoza's philosophy constitutes a system of spiritual psychotherapy which is as elegant as it is profound. From metaphysical first principles, Spinoza derives a practical therapy which is surprisingly consonant with modern psychotherapies. Yet, until now, his wisdom has been largely inaccessible, partly because most professional philosophers are not sympathetic to spirituality, and hence they fail to understand the depth of Spinoza's teachings, and partly because those who would be interested in spiritual psychotherapy cannot penetrate the cumbersome seventeenth-century philosophical jargon. Healing the Mind is largely free from technical jargon, and, for the first time, makes Spinoza's unique philosophy accessible to anyone interested in spirituality and psychotherapy; a series of "exercises, " embedded in the text, invites the reader to apply Spinoza's philosophy to his or her personal life" (abstract).

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