Irvin D. Yalom

  • Irvin D. Yalom

    {EN} The Spinoza Problem – Irvin D. Yalom

    1. ” In his official report, Rosenberg’s officer, the Nazi who did the hands-on looting of the library, added a significant sentence: ‘They contain valuable early works of great importance for the exploration of the Spinoza problem.’ What was the Nazi Spinoza problem?” Like a mime duo, my hosts hunched their shoulders and turned up their palms. I pressed on. “You’re saying that because of this Spinoza problem, they protected these books rather than burn them, as they burned so much of Europe?” They nodded.” 2. “Consider this world where a son smells the odor of his father’s burning flesh. Where is the God that created this kind of world?…