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Interview with Antonio Damasio Harcourt Trade Publishers A brief discussion of Spinoza's anticipation of the possibility of a neurobiological foundations to ethics.

Spinoza Net New World Sciences Corp. Events, articles, works, bibliographies, and newsletters of interest to student and scholar alike.

Antonio Damasio. Looking for Spinoza: Joy, Sorrow, and the Feeling Brain. Harcourt, 2003. A fascinating investigation, based on neurobiology of the differences between bodily emotion and mental feeling and, more important, how this relation elucidates the connection between unconscious and conscious thought.

Roger Scruton. Spinoza: The Great Philosophers. Routledge, 1999. A short, but engaging, introduction to Spinoza's thought.

Everlasting Joy of Happiness or the Live and Adventures of Spinoza. Directed by Igal Barsztan. Israel, 1996. An award-winning imaginative and intellectual 90 minute comedy based on Spinoza searching for happiness in present-day Tel Aviv.

Detail of Mount of Newton's Rings for the Microscope, from George M. Hopkins, Experimental Science, 1903.