What do you mean by ‘God’?

Jonathan Rée unravels the story in Spinoza’s ‘Ethics’

Further reading in the LRB:

Jonathan Rée: Spinoza’s Big Idea [16 March 2017]
The Collected Works of Spinoza Vol. II edited and translated by Edwin Curley

Richard Popkin: Spinoza v. the Synagogue [15 October 1998]
The God of Spinoza: A Philosophical Study by Richard Mason
Spinoza, Liberalism and the Question of Jewish Identity by Steven Smith

George Steiner: Affinities [19 April 1990]
Spinoza and Other Heretics. Vol. I: The Marrano of Reason by Yirmiyahu Yovel
Spinoza and Other Heretics. Vol. II: The Adventures of Immanence by Yirmiyahu Yovel

Jonathan Rée: looking for Spinoza [22 January 2004]
Looking for Spinoza: Joy, Sorrow and the Feeling Brain by Antonio Damasio

Stuart Hampshire: Small Creatures [5 September 1985]
Spinoza by R.J. Delahunty

Frank Kermode: Theory and Truth [21 November 1991]
Minor Prophecies: The Literary Essay in the Culture Wars by Geoffrey Hartman
Spinoza and the Origins of Modern Critical Theory by Christopher Norris

Margaret Jacob: Radical Enlightenment [8 November 2012]
A Revolution of the Mind: Radical Enlightenment and the Intellectual Origins of Modern Democracy by Jonathan Israel