Philosophy and Life
La filosofía y la vida
As the subtitle “Twelve Lessons with Spinoza” suggests, this book seeks not so much to make Spinoza´s philosophy an object of technical study, as to think freely with it about the crossroads of our time through a montage that includes poetry, painting, politics, generous conversation. And with this to underline the power of Spinozism to inhabit the conjunction between philosophy and life.
The texts that make up this volume were initially lectures given by the author in 2021 within the framework of the National University of San Martín´s Lectura Mundi Program and are organized from the terms “convex” and “concave”, which constitute metaphors for two aspects of Spinoza’s philosophy. In the convex curvature are housed notions that designate the negative dimension of human experience: expulsion, misfortune, hatred, servitude, superstition. In the concave aspect appear expressions such as caution, politics, friendship, community, art, with which, in the face of that inevitable negativity, thought designates the possibility of a full life.