Spinoza lecteur de Maïmonide: La Question théologico-politique By Catherine Chalier. Paris: Les Éditions de Cerf, 2006, 326 pgs.

Reviewed by Steven Nadler, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Steven Nadler is a professor of philosophy and Max and Frieda Weinstein-Bascom Professor of Jewish Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he directs the George L. Mosse/Lawrence A.Weinstein Center for Jewish Studies. His books include Arnauld and the Cartesian Philosophy of Ideas (Princeton, 1989); Malebranche and Ideas (Oxford, 1992); Spinoza: A Life (Cambridge, 1999, winner of the 2000 Koret Jewish Book Award for biography); Spinoza's Heresy: Immortality and the Jewish Mind (Oxford, 2002); and Spinoza's Ethics: An Introduction (Cambridge, 2006). His book Rembrandt’s Jews (Chicago, 2003) was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in 2004.

Volume 2, Number 4 (Fall 2007) pp.478-482