Susan James, professor of
philosophy at Birkbeck College in London, has focused on the passions and their
ethical and political implications in the history of early modern philosophy in
the seventeenth and eighteenth century, as well as political and social
philosophy, and feminist philosophy. She has recently explored these themes
in a series of articles about Spinoza, and also in a book, to be published
in March, 2012, Spinoza
on Philosophy, Religion and Politics: The Theologico-Political Treatise.