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Title: 'Geleerd' spinozisme in Nederland en Vlaanderen, 1945-2000
Author(s): VAN BUNGE, Wiep
Journal: Tijdschrift voor Filosofie
Volume: 71 Issue: 1 Date: 2009
Scholarly Spinozism in the Netherlands and Flanders
In this essay an attempt is made to sketch the main trends of post war Spinoza-scholarship in the Low Countries. The recent surge of interest in Spinozism is demonstrated to be rooted in an earlier revival, that started in the late 1960s and was led by the Groningen philosopher and theologian Huib Hubbeling and the Louvain philosopher Herman De Dijn. Wim Klever’s contribution is analyzed as well. Special attention is paid to the subsequent development of twentieth-century scholarship in the Netherlands and Flanders and the differences of opinion among the main experts. Finally, the absence of a shared orthodoxy is reflected upon.