Justin Steinberg is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Brooklyn College, CUNY. Valtteri Viljanen is Senior Research Fellow in the Department of Cultural History at the University of Turku.
I never recommended a book about Spinoza until now. Steinberg and Viljanen's Spinoza neatly presents this grand thinker's 'abominable' and 'monstrous' metaphysical philosophy, cleanly tying it to his ethics and political theory. Excellent for professionals and amateurs alike. Steven Barbone, San Diego State University In its comprehensiveness, Steinberg and Viljanen's book rivals the great encyclopaedic studies of the nineteenth century, while drawing upon the latest historical discoveries and interpretative work. It is a comprehensive and readable introduction to the best current knowledge of Spinoza. Alexander Douglas,University of St Andrews