Publication Spinoza lectures 2016 Jonathan Lear
The Idea of a Philosophical Anthropology
Professor Lear was the 2016 Spinoza Chair at the Department of Philosophy, Faculty of Humanities, at the University of Amsterdam. In his two Spinoza Lectures Professor Lear combines insights from philosophy and psychoanalysis in an exciting fashion to analyze this difficulty that both constitutes who we are and makes us question who we are.
Jonathan Lear is the John U. Nef Distinguished Service Professor at the Committee on Social Thought and in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Chicago. He currently serves as Director of the Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society, a new research institute within the University of Chicago. Lear trained in philosophy at Cambridge University and The Rockefeller University. He later trained as a psychoanalyst and has been working with low-fee patients for thirty years.
The Spinoza Chair was established in 1995 by the then Faculty of Philosophy of the University of Amsterdam. Since 1996 publishing house Van Gorcum publishes the Spinoza Lectures, which are given by high-profile thinkers of our time.
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