Understand


The highest activity a human being can attain is learning for understanding, because to understand is to be free. Baruch Spinoza

Benedict de Spinoza, Hebrew forename Baruch, Latin forename Benedictus, Portuguese Bento de Espinosa, (born November 24, 1632, Amsterdam—died February 21, 1677, The Hague), Dutch Jewish philosopher, one of the foremost exponents of 17th-century Rationalism and one of the early and seminal figures of the Enlightenment. His masterwork is the treatise Ethics (1677).

Portrait of a man, thought to be Baruch de Spinoza *oil on canvas *47 x 40 cm *signed b.l: BGf 1666


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