An audio version of this conversation is on my podcast, Talks and Thoughts, available via podcast feeds.
Baruch Spinoza is widely regarded as either a God-forsaking atheist or a God-intoxicated pantheist, but Clare Carlisle says that he was neither.
In her latest book, Spinoza’s Religion, she reads his masterpiece, the Ethics, to show that being-in-God lies at the heart of his nondual perception of reality.
The book unfolds a powerful philosophical vision for the modern age—one which Carlisle argues overcomes “philosophical pathologies”, from reductive materialism to nihilistic atheism, as well as putting crucial questions centre stage, such as how to live a joyful, fully human life.
For more on Clare Carlisle – https://www.kcl.ac.uk/people/clare-carlisle
For more on Mark Vernon – https://www.markvernon.com