A NEW PERSPECTIVE
Spinoza lived in a world of scientific revolution and advancement. Galileo's telescope and Hook's microscope put nature in a new perspective.
had given the new
a firm foundation by confirming that the universe functions according to the laws of mechanics. The secrets of the universe were accessible to the dedicated seeker of truth. Spinoza ground away at the truth with the same dedication that he ground away at the lenses that he created for a living. Both activities proved hazardous to his well being. He died from a lung complaint caused by the glass dust, and his painstaking methodology made his works difficult and inaccessible despite the appeal of his basic ideas.