BSHP Chair, Prof Susan James, on Spinoza and the importance of living together

Professor Susan James has kindly stepped in as interim Chair of the BSHP. Sue is a founder of the London Spinoza Circle (based at Birkbeck) and a Fellow of the British Academy.

Sue's research has focused on 17th century philosophy, particularly the work of Margaret Cavendish and Spinoza, and ranges over seventeenth-century metaphysics, epistemology, psychology, ethics, gender and politics. Her latest book, Spinoza on Learning to Live Together (2020) is about how these areas of knowledge contribute to the overall philosophical project of living well. Find out more by watching this video, recorded for EXPeditions.