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In response to:

The Lessons of Spinoza from the April 12, 2007 issue

To the Editors:

In my review of Rebecca Goldstein’s Betraying Spinoza in the April 12 issue [“The Lessons of Spinoza”] I noted that she wrongly dated Spinoza’s excommunication as having taken place in 1646 instead of 1656; but since in several other places in her book she gives the correct date, the error was clearly a misprint.

Avishai Margalit

Princeton, New Jersey

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