All publications
  2017 - Scholarly publications
van Miert, Dirk, Touber, Jetze, Steenbakkers, Piet & Nellen, Henk (2017). Scriptural Authority and Biblical Criticism in the Dutch Golden Age - God’s Word Questioned. (400 p.). Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  2016 - Scholarly publications
Steenbakkers, Piet (2016). Leo Polak over Spinoza. In Klaas van Berkel & Stefan van der Poel (Eds.), Nieuw licht op Leo Polak (1880-1941) - Filosoof van het vrije denken (pp. 37-56) (20 p.). Hilversum: Verloren.
  2016 - Popularising publications
Steenbakkers, Piet (2016). Spinoza, Beyond the Legends. In Paul Ziche (Eds.), Spinoza Research - To Be Continued (pp. 9-24) (16 p.). Voorschoten: Uitgeverij Spinozahuis.
  2016 - Other output
P.M.L. Steenbakkers (02.04.2016). Spinoza’s Theologisch-politiek traktaat: Het politieke aspect: Democratie en vrijheid van meningsuiting. Spinoza’s Theologisch-politiek traktaat.
  2015 - Professional publications
Steenbakkers, Piet (2015). Benedictus de Spinoza (1632–1677) - De samenleving als deel van de natuur. In Erik De Bom (Eds.), Een nieuwe wereld - Denkers uit de Nederlanden over politiek en maatschappij (1500–1700) (pp. 220–255, 297–301, 325–328) (50 p.). Antwerpen: Polis.
  2015 - Other output
P.M.L. Steenbakkers (31.01.2015). ‘What it takes to make life worth living, according to Spinoza’. Workshop ‘Spinoza and Hume: practical themes’.
P.M.L. Steenbakkers (05.11.2015). Feiten en fictie in de uitbeelding van Spinoza.
P.M.L. Steenbakkers (22.11.2015). Individu en collectief bij Spinoza. Spinozadag van de Amsterdamse Spinoza Kring 2015.
P.M.L. Steenbakkers (21.03.2015). Inleiding tot Spinoza, Descartes’ “Beginselen van de wijsbegeerte” I . Studiebijeenkomst.
P.M.L. Steenbakkers (13.03.2015). Polak als spinozist. Nieuw licht op Leo Polak (Steenwijk 1880 – Sachsenhausen 1941.
P.M.L. Steenbakkers (11.12.2015). Spinoza’s Reversal of the Platonic Archetype. Annual Conference of Dutch Research School for Philosophy.
  2014 - Scholarly publications
Steenbakkers, Piet, van Bunge, Wiep, Krop, Henri & van de Ven, Jeroen (2014). The Bloomsbury Companion to Spinoza. (400 p.). London: Bloomsbury.
  2014 - Professional publications
Steenbakkers, Piet (2014). Das Wort Gottes und die wahre Religion - Das Fazit von Spinozas Bibelkritik (Kapitel 11–12). In Ottfried Höffe (Eds.), Baruch de Spinoza: Theologisch-politischer Traktat (pp. 127–137) (11 p.). Berlin: Akademie Verlag.
Steenbakkers, Piet (2014). Human dignity in renaissance humanism. In Marcus Düwell, Jens Braarvig, Roger Brownsword & Dietmar Mieth (Eds.), The Cambridge Handbook of Human Dignity: Interdisciplinary Perspectives (pp. 85-94) (10 p.). Cambridge University Press.
  2014 - Popularising publications
Steenbakkers, Piet, Borsboom, Anne & Woodward, Anne (2014). The Art of Nietzsche. Amsterdam: Gopher.
Steenbakkers, Piet (2014). Why Nietzsche wrote such good music. In Anne Borsboom, Anne Woodward & Piet Steenbakkers (Eds.), The Art of Nietzsche (pp. 58–69) (13 p.). Amsterdam: Gopher.
  2014 - Other output
P.M.L. Steenbakkers (10.05.2014). Studiebijeenkomst Vereniging Het Spinozahuis. Spinoza over de democratie (Tractatus politicus, 11).
P.M.L. Steenbakkers (16.09.2014). De la Court on religion. International Conference ‘The Dutch Legacy: Radical Thinkers of the 17th Century and the Enlightenment.’.
P.M.L. Steenbakkers (29.03.2014). God als ethisch ideaal:? Spinoza over de gespannen verhoudingen tussen godsdienst en moraal. Moraal en religie in de Verlichting.
P.M.L. Steenbakkers (14.10.2014). Spinoza en het jodendom: banden en spanningen.
P.M.L. Steenbakkers (28.07.2014). Spinoza Zomerweek 2014: ‘Spinoza bij moderne denkers’ (Vereniging Het Spinozahuis) . Schopenhauer en Nietzsche over Spinoza.
  2013 - Scholarly publications
Steenbakkers, P.M.L. (2013). “Das göttliche und natürliche Princip”: Spinoza in Schellings Bruno. Schelling Studien: Internationale Zeitschrift zur klassischen deutschen Philosophie, 1, (pp. 143-156) (14 p.).
Steenbakkers, P.M.L. (2013). Over de dood van Spinoza, en Spinoza over de dood. Voorschoten: Uitgeverij Spinozahuis.
  2013 - Other output
P.M.L. Steenbakkers (27.02.2013). Een onthullend inkijkje in de gedachtewereld van een zeventiende-eeuwse libertijn. Kapelle, Filosofieavond Cultuurraad Gemeente Kapelle.
P.M.L. Steenbakkers (05.11.2013). Gewaagde gedachten. Utrecht, Filosofisch Café.
P.M.L. Steenbakkers (30.05.2013). Natuur en politiek bij Spinoza. Utrecht, FUF-Forum (studievereniging wijsbegeerte UU).
P.M.L. Steenbakkers (25.04.2013). Spinoza tussen actualiteit en eeuwigheid. Maastricht, Studium Generale.
  2012 - Scholarly publications
Steenbakkers, P.M.L. (2012). De lotgevallen van de Ethica: Over het belang van het Vaticaanse manuscript. Mededelingen vanwege Het Spinozahuis, 100, (pp. 33-44) (12 p.).
Steenbakkers, P.M.L. (2012). Nieuw materiaal voor de editie van Spinoza’s Ethica: Vaticanus Latinus 12838. Nieuwsbrief Neolatinistenverband, (pp. 10-12) (3 p.).
Steenbakkers, P.M.L. (2012). Spinoza and Evolutionary Theory: The Case of T.H. Huxley. Teoria: Rivista di filosofia, 32, (pp. 229-246) (18 p.).
  2012 - Other output
P.M.L. Steenbakkers (16.11.2012). Eine neue Quelle für den Text von Spinozas Ethica: Die Handschrift Vaticanus Latinus 12838. Wolfenbüttel, Gasttagung der Spinoza-Gesellschaft.
P.M.L. Steenbakkers (11.10.2012). Hobbes et Spinoza sur les miracles. ENS Lyon, Colloque International Spinoza en Angleterre.
P.M.L. Steenbakkers (30.08.2012). Introductory: An Outline of Biblical Criticism in the Dutch Golden Age, II: The Second Half of the Century. Opening address of the international conference ‘God’s Word Questioned: Biblical Criticism and Scriptural Authority in the Dutch Golden Age of Spinoza.
P.M.L. Steenbakkers (24.07.2012). Invloeden op Spinoza’s politieke filosofie: Spinoza en Hobbes. Barchem, Spinozaweek 2012 van de Vereniging Het Spinozahuis: Achtergronden van en invloeden op Spinoza.
P.M.L. Steenbakkers (24.07.2012). Invloeden op Spinoza’s politieke filosofie: Spinoza en Machiavelli. Barchem, Spinozaweek 2012 van de Vereniging Het Spinozahuis: Achtergronden van en invloeden op Spinoza.
P.M.L. Steenbakkers (24.07.2012). Invloeden op Spinoza’s politieke filosofie: Spinoza, de gebroeders De la Court en Van Velthuysen. Barchem, Spinozaweek 2012 van de Vereniging Het Spinozahuis: Achtergronden van en invloeden op Spinoza.
P.M.L. Steenbakkers (13.12.2012). On the hyphen between theologico and politicus, or the unity of Spinoza’s Tractatus theologico-politicus’. Author Meets Critics Workshop on Susan James’s Spinoza on Philosophy, Religion, and Politics: The Theologico-Political Treatise.
P.M.L. Steenbakkers (31.03.2012). Spinoza’s Korte verhandeling en Ethica: de verschillen. Spinoza Lyceum Amsterdam, Studiebijeenkomst Vereniging Het Spinozahuis.
  2011 - Scholarly publications
Steenbakkers, P.M.L., Touber, J.J. & van de Ven, J.M.M. (2011). "A Clandestine Notebook (1678–1679) on Spinoza, Beverland, Politics, the Bible and Sex: Utrecht, UL, ms. 1284.". Lias, 38 (2).
Totaro, P., Steenbakkers, P.M.L. & Spruit, L. (2011). L’Ethica di Spinoza in un manoscritto della Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana. Miscellanea Bibliothecae Apostolicae Vaticanae, 17, (pp. 583-610) (30 p.).
  2011 - Professional publications
Steenbakkers, P.M.L. (2011). Chapter 2, "Influences", entry "Descartes". In W. van Bunge, H. Krop, P. Steenbakkers & J. van de Ven (Eds.), The Continuum Companion to Spinoza (pp. 63-68) (5 p.). London, New York: Continuum.
Steenbakkers, P.M.L. (2011). Chapter 2, "Influences", Introduction. In W. van Bunge, H. Krop, P. Steenbakkers & J. van de Ven (Eds.), The Continuum Companion to Spinoza (pp. 58-60) (3 p.). London, New York: Continuum.
Steenbakkers, P.M.L. (2011). Chapter 4, "Glossary", entry Imaginatio. In W. van Bunge, H. Krop, P. Steenbakkers & J. van de Ven (Eds.), The Continuum Companion to Spinoza (pp. 231-233) (3 p.). London, New York: Continuum.
Steenbakkers, P.M.L. (2011). Chapter 4, "Glossary", entry Sive. In W. van Bunge, H. Krop, P. Steenbakkers & J. van de Ven (Eds.), The Continuum Companion to Spinoza (pp. 312-313) (2 p.). London, New York: Continuum.
Steenbakkers, P.M.L. (2011). Chapter 5, "Short Synopses of Spinoza’s writings". In W. van Bunge, H. Krop, P. Steenbakkers & J. van de Ven (Eds.), The Continuum Companion to Spinoza (pp. 340-361) (22 p.). London, New York: Continuum.
van Bunge, W., Krop, H., Steenbakkers, P.M.L. & van de Ven, J.M.M. (2011). The Continuum Companion to Spinoza. (395 p.). London, New York: Continuum.
  2011 - Popularising publications
Steenbakkers, P.M.L. (2011). Waarom Nietzsche zulke goede muziek schreef. In A Borsboom, P Steenbakkers & A Woodward (Eds.), The Art of Nietzsche: Nietzsche als kunstenaar (pp. 106-121) (16 p.). Leiden: De Witte Uitgeverij.
  2011 - Other output
P.M.L. Steenbakkers (25.07.2011). ‘Alsof een vlaag van de toekomst je tegemoet waait’: Spinoza als schrijver en als inspirator van schrijvers. Barchem, zomerweek Vereniging Het Spinozahuis.
P.M.L. Steenbakkers (14.11.2011). A New Source for the Text of Spinoza’s Ethics: The Significance of the Vatican Manuscript. Rome, boekpresentatie Koninklijk Nederlands Instituut te Rome.
P.M.L. Steenbakkers (20.09.2011). De lotgevallen van de Ethica: over het belang van het Vaticaanse handschrift. boekpresentatie, Joods Historisch Museum, Amsterdam.
P.M.L. Steenbakkers (10.07.2011). Hobbes and Spinoza on the authority of the Bible. 1611-2011, Conference of the Centre for Renaissance and Early Modern Studies, University of York: The Bible in the Seventeenth Century: The Authorised Version Quatercentenary (1611-2011).
P.M.L. Steenbakkers (21.10.2011). Nieuw materiaal voor de editie van Spinoza’s Ethica: Het onlangs ontdekte Vaticaanse handschrift. Nijmegen, Neolatinistendag.
P.M.L. Steenbakkers (27.05.2011). Spinoza over de dood & Over de dood van Spinoza. Naarden, lezing voor het Historisch Genootschap.
  2010 - Scholarly publications
Steenbakkers, P.M.L. (2010). Benedictus de Spinoza, Opera posthuma, Riproduzione fotografica integrale/Complete photographic reproduction, a cura di Pina Totaro, prefazione di Filippo Mignini. Journal Title
Steenbakkers, P.M.L. (2010). La Mort de Spinoza: Une rumeur inconnue. Archives de Philosophie, 73 (Bulletin de Bibliographie Spinoziste 32), (pp. 733-737) (5 p.).
Steenbakkers, P.M.L. (2010). Spinoza in the History of Biblical Scholarship. In R. Bod, J. Maat & Th. Weststeijn (Eds.), The Making of the Humanities, vol. I: Early Modern Europe (pp. 313-325) (13 p.). Amsterdam University Press.
Steenbakkers, P.M.L. (2010). Spinoza leest Machiavelli. In Alex Klugkist & Jacob van Sluis (Eds.), Spinoza: zijn boeken en zijn denken (pp. 35-54) (20 p.). Voorschoten: Uitgeverij Spinozahuis.
Steenbakkers, P.M.L. (2010). The Text of Spinoza’s Tractatus Theologico-Politicus. In Y.Y. Melamed & M.A. Rosenthal (Eds.), Spinoza’s Theological-Political Treatise: A Critical Guide (pp. 29-40) (12 p.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Steenbakkers, P.M.L. (2010). Une Éthique, mais aussi une esthétique. Le Magazine Littéraire, 493 (Dossier Spinoza), (pp. 65-67) (3 p.).
  2010 - Other output
P.M.L. Steenbakkers (14.11.2010). ‘Niet bespotten, niet betreuren, noch verwensen, maar begrijpen...’. Paradiso, Amsterdam, Spinozadag van de Amsterdamse Spinoza Kring: ‘Spinoza en het verschil'.
P.M.L. Steenbakkers (26.10.2010). Een nieuwe Spinoza-vertaling. Tilburg, Lezing voor de studievereniging Sapientia Ludenda.
P.M.L. Steenbakkers (17.06.2010). How to Read an Infallible Text: Meyer and Spinoza on Interpreting Scripture. 1300-1700, KNAW Conference: Commentaries and the Management of Knowledge in the Late Middle Ages and the Early Modern Period (1300-1700).
P.M.L. Steenbakkers (22.06.2010). Spinoza’s Notion of Nature and Evolutionary Theory: The Case of T.H. Huxley. Conference Die Natur des Denkens und das Denken der Natur – Spinoza, Trendelenburg, und Cohen.
P.M.L. Steenbakkers (08.06.2010). Spinozas Mereologie in der Sicht der deutschen Philosophie um 1800. Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena, Tagung Sonderforschungsbereich 482 Ereignis Weimar-Jena, Kultur um1800: ‘Das organische Ganze und seine Teile".
P.M.L. Steenbakkers (05.06.2010). The Meaning and Impact of Theo Verbeek’s Spinoza’s Theologico-Political Treatise: Exploring “the Will of God” (2003). Utrecht, Colloquium ‘Descartes and the Dutch’, in honour of Theo Verbeek.
P.M.L. Steenbakkers (06.10.2010). Why Biblical Criticism Matters to Politics: The Argument of the Theologico-Political Treatise. Groningen, Symposium Spinoza's Politics'.
  2009 - Scholarly publications
Steenbakkers, P.M.L. (2009). The Geometrical Order in the Ethics. In O. Koistinen (Eds.), The Cambridge Companion to Spinoza's Ethics (pp. 42-55) (14 p.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Steenbakkers, P.M.L. (2009). The Textual History of Spinoza's Ethics. The Cambridge Companion to Spinoza's Ethics (pp. 26-41) (16 p.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  2009 - Other output
P.M.L. Steenbakkers (12.06.2009). 'Das göttliche und natürliche Princip': Spinoza in Schellings Bruno. Utrecht, Schelling-Tag 2009: Schelling und Spinoza. Internationale Schelling-Gesellschaft.
P.M.L. Steenbakkers (07.03.2009). Hoe verhoudt Spinoza's Theologisch-politiek traktaat zich tot de politiek in de zeventiende eeuw?. Amsterdam, Studiebijeenkomst van de Vereniging Het Spinozahuis.
P.M.L. Steenbakkers (20.04.2009). Idee van een lichaam, idee van een idee: Spinoza over geest, lichaam en bewustzijn. Workshop Psychologische thema's in Descartes en Spinoza. Descartes Centre/Instituut Wijsbegeerte Universiteit Leiden.
P.M.L. Steenbakkers (28.04.2009). Nietzsche en de muziek. Utrecht, Forum van de Studievereniging FUF.
P.M.L. Steenbakkers (07.08.2009). Spinoza as a Textual Critic: The Interpretation of the Bible in the Tractatus Theologico-Politicus. Fourteenth International Congress of the International Association for Neo-Latin Studies.
P.M.L. Steenbakkers (22.11.2009). Spinoza en de liefde. Amsterdam, Spinozadag 2009 van de Amsterdamse Spinozakring en Paradiso.
P.M.L. Steenbakkers (31.07.2009). Vrijheid en vrije wil. Barchem, Spinoza zomerweek 2009, Vereniging Het Spinozahuis.
  2008 - Scholarly publications
Steenbakkers, P.M.L. (2008). Spinoza over vrijheid, dwang en noodzaak. In C. van Heertum (Eds.), Libertas philosophandi: Spinoza als gids voor een vrije wereld (pp. 113-123) (11 p.). In de Pelikaan.
  2008 - Other output
P.M.L. Steenbakkers (19.04.2008). Inleiding tot de hoofdstukken 8–10 van Spinoza’s Politiek traktaat. Amsterdam, studiebijeenkomst van de Verenging Het Spinozahuis.
P.M.L. Steenbakkers (19.05.2008). Spinoza as Bible Critic. Workshop on Spinoza’s Theologico-political treatise, University of Leiden.
P.M.L. Steenbakkers (25.10.2008). Spinoza in the History of Biblical Scholarship. First International Conference on the History of the Humanities: The Emergence of the Humanities in Early Modern Europe.
P.M.L. Steenbakkers (07.03.2008). Spinoza leest Machiavelli. Groningen, Er gaat niets boven Spinoza, georganiseerd door de UB Groningen..
P.M.L. Steenbakkers (10.12.2008). Spinoza over de liefde. Amsterdam, Lezing voor de Amsterdamse Spinozakring.
P.M.L. Steenbakkers (27.06.2008). Spinoza over vrijheid, dwang en noodzaak. Amsterdam, Spinozadag Libertas philosophandi: Spinoza als gids voor een vrije wereld (georganiseerd door Bibliotheca Philosophica Hermetica, i.s.m. de Vereniging Het Spinozahuis).
P.M.L. Steenbakkers (27.11.2008). Spinoza, toen & nu. Rotterdam, Lezing voor de Vereniging van Gereformeerde Studenten Rotterdam..
  2007 - Scholarly publications
Steenbakkers, P.M.L. (2007). Enige recente ontwikkelingen in het Spinoza-onderzoek. In Th. van der Werf (Eds.), Herdenking van de 375ste geboortedag van Benedictus de Spinoza (pp. 25-40) (16 p.). Budel: Damon.
Steenbakkers, P.M.L. (2007). Les éditions de Spinoza en Allemagne au XIXe siècle. In A. Tosel & P.F. Moreau (Eds.), Spinoza XIXe siècle (pp. 21-34) (14 p.). Parijs: Publications de la Sorbonne.
  2007 - Other output
P.M.L. Steenbakkers (27.03.2007). Darwin's Bulldog and old Benedict: T.H. Huxley's appreciation of Spinoza. Annual Conference of the Brittish Society for the History of Philosophy: Early Modern Philosophy in Brittain and the Netherlands 1500-1800.
P.M.L. Steenbakkers (25.03.2007). Spinoza as educator, or: a political lesson that Nietzsche did not heed. 16th International Conference of the Friedrich Nietzsche Society of Great Brittain and Ireland: Nietzsche, Power & Politics.
P.M.L. Steenbakkers (30.05.2007). Spinoza on the foundation of society: the politics of the Ethics. 6th Annual International Conference Spinoza by 2000 of The Jerusalem Spinoze Institute: Spinoza as Social and Political Thinker.
  2006 - Professional publications
Steenbakkers, P.M.L. (2006). Eléments de biographie. In P.-F. Moreau & Ch. Ramond (Eds.), Lectures de Spinoza (pp. 9-16) (8 p.). Paris: Ellipses.
  2006 - Popularising publications
Steenbakkers, P.M.L. (2006). Het Spinozahuis. In M. Prak (Eds.), Plaatsen van herinnering: Nederland in de zeventiende en achttiende eeuw (pp. 309-319) (11 p.). Amsterdam: Bert Bakker.
  2005 - Scholarly publications
Steenbakkers, P.M.L. (2005). Spinoza on the imagination. In L. Nauta & D. Pätzold (Eds.), The scope of the imagination: 'imaginatio' between medieval and modern times (pp. 175-193) (19 p.). Leuven: Peeters.
Akkerman, F. & Steenbakkers, P.M.L. (2005). Spinoza to the letter: studies in words, texts and books. (346 p.). Leiden: Brill.
Steenbakkers, P.M.L. & Schilte, E. (2005). Spinoza's Posthumous works: an inventory of the copies now in the Netherlands. In F. Akkerman & P. Steenbakkers (Eds.), Spinoza to the letter: studies in words, texts and books (pp. 263-270) (8 p.). Leiden: Brill.
  2005 - Professional publications
Steenbakkers, P.M.L. (2005). Spinoza-plaatsen: over tekst en context van brief 76. (29 p.). Budel: Damon.
  2005 - Other output
P.M.L. Steenbakkers (19.02.2005). De verschillen tussen Spinoza's 'Korte verhandeling van God, de mensch en deszelvs welstand' en 'de Ethica'. Amsterdam, Studiebijeenkomst Vereniging Het Spinozahuis.
P.M.L. Steenbakkers (20.05.2005). De ware kennis van goed en kwaad: Spinoza over de menselijke onderworpenheid (Ethica 4). Rotterdam, Facultair Colloquium Wijsbegeerte EUR.
P.M.L. Steenbakkers (03.07.2005). Editer et traduire Spinoza. Lyon, Cours et Atelier a l'Ecole d'ete pour doctorants et post-doctorants.
P.M.L. Steenbakkers (18.07.2005). Spinoza's Metafysica en Affectenleer. Leusden, Zomercursus ISvW i.s.m. Vereniging Het Spinozahuis.
  2004 - Other output
P.M.L. Steenbakkers (13.07.2004). Aard en oorsprong van de menselijke geest: Spinozas Ethica, deel II. Leusden, Zomercursus Spinoza: De geest is de idee van het lichaam, Instituut voor Wijsbegeerte ISVW.
P.M.L. Steenbakkers (28.09.2004). Spinoza: wie was dat ook alweer?. Einhoven, Studium Generale, Technische Universiteit Eindhoven.
  2003 - Other output
P.M.L. Steenbakkers (30.10.2003). Een vijandige overname in de filosofie: natura naturans en natura naturata. Groningen, Societas Graeca & Latina.
P.M.L. Steenbakkers (20.09.2003). Een vijandige overname: Spinoza over natura naturans en natura naturata. Rotterdam, Studiedag Spinoza en de scholastiek.
P.M.L. Steenbakkers (28.09.2003). Spinoza on the affects. Helsinki, studiedagen Krittinen Korkeakoulu, Virtaa 'Quid non sentit amor'.
  2002 - Other output
P.M.L. Steenbakkers (26.04.2002). Het Filosofiebedrijf in de zeventiende eeuw. Amsterdam, Atelier Huizinga Instituut.
P.M.L. Steenbakkers (13.04.2002). Naar de letter of naar de geest? Spinoza's 'Ethica' in vertaling. Groningen, Jaarvergadering Alfi (Alumni filosofie).
P.M.L. Steenbakkers (14.04.2002). Plicht, balang, lust: Kant over de relatie tussen ethiek en esthetiek. Utrecht, Symposium FUF 'Waardeloos: over de relatie tussen kunst en moraal'.
P.M.L. Steenbakkers (20.04.2002). Spinoza over de monarchie. Amsterdam, Studiebijeenkomst Vereniging Het Spinozahuis.
P.M.L. Steenbakkers (06.11.2002). Wie was ook alweer...Spinoza?. Utrecht, Universiteit Vrij van Nut.
  2001 - Other output
P.M.L. Steenbakkers (26.01.2001). Co-referaat bij referaat drs. C. Vermeulen, 'Fidus Interpres? Descartes' Specimina philosophiae'. Barchem, promovendi-weekend.
P.M.L. Steenbakkers (20.04.2001). Denken wat je wil, zeggen wat je denkt. Utrecht, Alfa Themadag UU.
P.M.L. Steenbakkers (16.07.2001). Een tekst met een pantser: hoe Spinoza zijn Ethica vorm gaf. Leusden, Internationale School voor Wijsbegeerte.
P.M.L. Steenbakkers (10.12.2001). Kant over schoonheid: de Kritik der Urteilskraft als sluitsteen van het kritische project. Drachten, Nederlands Filosofisch Genootschap, Regionale Kring Noord.
P.M.L. Steenbakkers (14.12.2001). Spinoza en het Neoplatonisme. Utrecht, Wijsgerig Genootschap Medium Aeuvum.
P.M.L. Steenbakkers (15.12.2001). 'Spinoza en het Neoplatonisme. Utrecht, Symposium 'Laat-scholastieke (16e-17e eeuw) en moderne filosofie in de Nederlanden'.
P.M.L. Steenbakkers (23.11.2001). Spinoza over de vrije wil. Groningen, Gastcollege Faculteit WIjsbegeerte Groningen.
P.M.L. Steenbakkers (07.04.2001). Spinoza's briefwisseling met Tschirnhaus en Schuller. Amsterdam, Studiebijeenkomst Vereniging Het Spinozahuis.
  2000 - Scholarly publications
Steenbakkers, P.M.L. (2000). Spinoza over verdraagzaamheid. In P.M.L. Steenbakkers, A.J. Vanderjagt & Z. von Martels (Eds.), Limae labor et mora: opstellen voor Fokke Akkerman ter gelegenheid van zijn zeventigste verjaardag. (pp. 189-194) (5 p.). Leende: Damon.
Steenbakkers, P.M.L. (2000). The passions according to Lodewijk Meyer: between Descartes and Spinoza. In Y. Yovel (Eds.), Desire and affect: Spinoza as psychologist: papers presented at The Third Jerusalem conference (Ethica III) (pp. 193-210) (17 p.). New York: Little Room Press.
  2000 - Professional publications
Steenbakkers, P.M.L. (2000). Bibliografie van Fokke Akkerman. In P.M.L. Steenbakkers, Z. von Martels & A.J. Vanderjagt (Eds.), Limae labor et mora: opstellen voor Fokke Akkerman ter gelegenheid van zijn zeventigste verjaardag. (pp. 239-244) (5 p.). Leende: Damon.
Steenbakkers, P.M.L. (2000). Omero Proietti. Studia Spinozana, 12, (pp. 267-268) (2 p.).
  2000 - Other output
P.M.L. Steenbakkers (11.12.2000). Ethica 3: een natuurlijke historie van de hartstochten. Drachten, Nederlands Filosofisch Genootschap, Regionale Kring Noord..
P.M.L. Steenbakkers (03.08.2000). Philosophy in the Republic of Letters: Jean Le Clerc (1657-1736). 11th International Congres, International Association of Neo-Latin Studies.
  1999 - Other output
P.M.L. Steenbakkers (06.03.1999). Niet vervloeken, maar begrijpen: Spinoza's leer van de menselijke effecten. Amsterdam, Studiebijeenkomst van de ver.Het Spinozahuis.
P.M.L. Steenbakkers (17.06.1999). Potentia intellectus, rationis potentia: a problem in Spinoza's terminology in Ethics V. Congres 'Ethica V: Love knowledge and beatitude.
P.M.L. Steenbakkers (13.08.1999). Quandoque delirat bonus Spinoza: Schopenhauer's critique of Spinoza. Congres ' Force and will in the seventeenth century'.
P.M.L. Steenbakkers (14.04.1999). Qu'est-ce que la philologie peut contribuer aux études de Spinoza?. Parijs, Lezingenreeks 'Spinoza: les interprétations récentes'.
  0 - Other output
P.M.L. Steenbakkers (0). Spinoza-plaatsen: over tekst en context van brief 76. Rotterdam, Inaugurele lezing Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam.
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Project:
Spinoza’s Web
01.03.2014 to 15.07.2017
General project description 

The Spinoza’s Web-project examines the life and work of the Dutch philosopher Benedict de Spinoza (1632-1677), as well as the networks in which he participated. In the reception and assessment of his thought, scholars have always seen an indissoluble connection between his writings, character and reputation, and the course of  his life. Every era thus forms its own impression of Spinoza, and this image plays an important role—more than it does with other philosophers—in the way his thought is understood. This project seeks to develop tools for documenting Spinoza’s life, writings, and work as completely as possible, and will trace out the impact of his philosophy by mapping out the context in which his thought evolved. The project revolves around four research axes, each of which will produce its own output.


Sub-project 1: The Spinoza Web


The first sub-project seeks to assemble all the available documents and data pertaining to Spinoza and to make them available via an open-access website. The Spinoza Web will accommodate all the sources pertaining to Spinoza’s life, works, letters, correspondents, and networks. Much material has already been uncovered, but new, thorough and directed research will also be undertaken in various libraries and archives. Spinoza scholarship must confront several obstacles particular to it that result from the mystery in which much of his life is shrouded. Yet since both followers and opponents collected whatever writings they could get their hands on, new discoveries are from time to time unearthed in unexpected places. A prime example is the early manuscript of the Ethica recently discovered in the Vatican Library by Leen Spruit.


Sub-project 2: A Bibliography of Spinoza’s Works from 1663 to 1796


Spinoza’s works circulated in manuscript as well as printed form, and were both applauded and despised. They were also outlawed, and even before this formal censure was pronounced his ideas were already considered dangerous and therefore circulated clandestinely. The publication of his works was a risky business, and this had impact on their circulation: most appeared anonymously, with false titles and misleading publisher information. In order to document this aspect of the reception history, a second sub-project will produce an exhaustive description of all of Spinoza’s published works (including translations) that appeared in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. The result will be A Bibliography of Spinoza’s Works from 1663 to 1796.


Sub-project 3: Van Velthuysen and his Circle


Spinoza formed an important part of the intellectual landscape of the last decades of the Dutch Golden Age, in which philosophy played a bigger role than is commonly assumed. Here the new philosophy of Bacon, Descartes, Hobbes, and the like found resonance. Spinoza’s philosophical ideas created a shockwave, also among those who gladly embraced the new philosophy. Even the Utrecht physician and philosopher Lambertus van Velthuysen, who was himself suspected of being a dangerous modernist, accused Spinoza of atheism. Van Velthuysen stood at the centre of a republican-Cartesian society called the ‘Collegie der Sçavanten’. This group included several university professors, and partly found its cohesion in the common enemy of the members, namely the formidable orthodox-Calvinist theologian Gisbertus Voetius. These Utrecht Cartesians were in touch with Spinoza, but also distanced themselves from him. Van Velthuysen played an important role in the development of the new philosophy in the Netherlands, and it is high time that his role, as well as the network in which he moved, are carefully documented. This is the goal of the third sub-project, entitled Van Velthuysen and his Circle.


Sub-project 4: Weaving the Web: The Development of Spinoza’s System


The fourth sub-project will seek to bring together the above lines of study in a synthetic overview of Spinoza’s philosophical development. Although his thought is highly systematic in nature, and although all the component parts bear a strong connection to each other, this coherence has proved to be difficult for later generations to grasp. As a result, his writings have at times been decried as either impenetrable or inconsistent, and it has been assumed that Spinoza continually tweaked his texts. On the basis of a careful study of the internal logic of Spinoza’s philosophical development, his interaction with his context, and the way in which his individual works were composed and transmitted, the sub-project Weaving the Web: The Development of Spinoza’s System will document the stages in the development of his thought, situated in its historical context.


A wider public


A remarkable aspect of Spinoza’s philosophy is the audience it has garnered for itself beyond philosophers alone. Scholars active in other disciplines have likewise found inspiration in his ideas, but also outside the academic setting there has been a remarkable amount of interest in Spinoza. This is evident, for example, in the sale of his works, the popular books and websites dedicated to Spinoza, and the societies devoted to the study of his thought. This is especially true in the Netherlands. The Spinoza’s Web-project will seek to offer research output of a high quality and with a thorough academic basis, but in more widely accessible forms. It is structured in such a way that the results will not only be of benefit to the academic community, but also reach the wider public with a general interest in Spinoza’s philosophy.


Implementation


The project is scheduled to be carried out between March 2014 and July 2018 at the University of Utrecht. It is supervised by Piet Steenbakkers, senior lecturer in modern philosophy at the University of Utrecht, and the holder of the endowed Spinoza Studies-chair (Spinozahuis-society) at the Erasmus University Rotterdam.

Role Project Leader Funding
NWO grant: NWO, Humanities, Free competition
Project members UU

Completed projects

Project:
Biblical Criticism and Secularization in the Seventeenth Century 01.11.2009 to 30.04.2013
General project description


















Secularization



During
the seventeenth century, the dominant position of religion and church gradually
eroded under the influence of debates in which the sacrosanct status of the
Bible played an important role. Traditionally, this process has been explained
with reference to the rise of the sciences, in particular astronomy and
physics, which, from 1635 onwards, led to a worldview in which a divine power,
watching over human affairs, seemed superfluous. According to this
interpretation, the scientific revolution was accompanied by an even more
radical one in philosophy, which eventually paved the way for the
Enlightenment.



 



Philology



We
propose to address this complicated development, which may be described as a
process of secularization, from quite a different angle. We think there are
good reasons to postulate that this process of secularization was a gradual
change that started earlier and owed much to autonomous developments in the
field of classical philology. This ultimately caused an upheaval in the
received views of Bible, religion and church. The term ‘secularization’, then,
is here used in the specific sense of assigning a secular, non-sacred status to
the Bible, which in turn resulted in questioning the claims to truth upheld by
the established churches. Textual research caused the conviction that the Word
of God had been preserved in a single sacred source to give way to the
awareness of a complicated transmission in a plurality of (often heavily
corrupted) texts. This undermined the exclusive Christian claim to salvation.



 



The
Project



We
will examine our hypothesis by exploring the activities of Dutch scholars,
preachers and pamphleteers in the period from 1575 to 1725. The geographical
concentration on the Netherlands, and especially Holland, is intentional: Dutch
scholarship was profoundly engaged in Bible study, Holland was the centre of
the book trade in that period, and the public debates in the Netherlands were
to be a hotbed for ‘enlightened’ ideas. Our inquiry will study in detail the
contributions made by luminaries such as Hugo Grotius, Isaac Vossius, Isaac de
La Peyrère, Benedictus de Spinoza, Pierre Bayle and Jean Le Clerc. Analysing
tracts, pamphlets and collections of letters, both in Latin and in the
vernacular, we will trace how an originally academic debate gradually broadened
into a maelstrom of public controversy.



 
Role Researcher Funding
NWO grant
Project members UU
External project members:
  • prof. dr H. Nellen (Huygens ING; EUR)
  • dr D. van Miert (Huygens ING)
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Additional functions and activities

SInce November 2004 holder of the Chair of Spinoza Studies in Erasmus University Rotterdam, endowed by the Society Het Spinozahuis.

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