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Spinoza on philosophy, religion, and politics the theologico-political treatise by James, Susan

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Published by Oxford University Press in New York, Oxford .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Religion,
  • Philosophy,
  • Political science,
  • Political and social views

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [320]-338) and index.

StatementSusan James
Classifications
LC ClassificationsB3985.Z7 J36 2012
The Physical Object
Paginationx, 348 p. ;
Number of Pages348
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL25366936M
ISBN 100199698120
ISBN 109780199698127
LC Control Number2011939863
OCLC/WorldCa751832054

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Spinoza and Politics. The wise man lives under the regime of reason. In this way, the citizen Spinoza also found the agreement and unity with others. Thus, the State must be rationally designed: the only rational State opens the way to freedom, under the laws of human nature, that is to say, aware of the infinite nature. Spinoza is a Democrat.   Susan James is one of the most important scholars working on Spinoza's political philosophy today, and she has now written a much-needed book on Spinoza's major work on politics and religion, the Theologico-Political Treatise of James takes us through the text topic by topic, and almost page by page, to explain what Spinoza says and to argue for what he means in the context of Author: Beth Lord. In his learned and thoughtful book “Philosophical Religions from Plato to Spinoza: Reason, Religion, and Autonomy” (), Carlos Fraenkel, Associate Professor of Philosophy and Judaic Studies at McGill University, aims, in his words, to “lay the groundwork for understanding and tracing the history of what I call a philosophical religion.”Cited by: "Susan James's book on Spinoza's Theological-Political Treatise is a magnificent work of historical and contextually focused philosophical scholarship. Anyone interested in Spinoza, the Dutch Republic, or early modern philosophy would profit by reading it. James richly situates Spinoza's Treatise in its proper context and thereby illuminates Spinoza's thought in a profound by:

In the Treatise, Spinoza starkly criticizes the role of religion in politics and calls for a secular, democratic form of government. The title of the work Ethics underlines the book’s main purpose. Spinoza wants to provide a view of ethics. However, his ethics and generally his system of thought has certain similarities to that of the Epicureans.   Spinoza's Theologico-Political Treatise is simultaneously a work of philosophy and a piece of practical politics. It defends religious pluralism, a republican form of political organisation, and the freedom to philosophise, with a determination that is extremely rare in seventeenth-century thought.4/5(5). Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews is an electronic, peer-reviewed journal that publishes timely reviews of scholarly philosophy books. Spinoza on Philosophy, Religion, and Politics: The Theologico-Political Treatise // Reviews // Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews // University of Notre Dame. Buy Spinoza on Philosophy, Religion, and Politics: The Theologico-Political Treatise by James, Susan (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on Author: Susan James.

Get this from a library! Spinoza on philosophy, religion, and politics: the theologico-political treatise. [Susan James] -- Spinoza's Theologico-political treatise is simultaneously a work of philosophy and a piece of practical politics. It defends religious pluralism, a .   Spinoza's Theologico-Political Treatise is simultaneously a work of philosophy and a piece of practical politics. It defends religious pluralism, a republican form of political organisation, and the freedom to philosophise, with a determination that is extremely rare in seventeenth-century : Spinoza's Theologico-Political Treatise is simultaneously a work of philosophy and a piece of practical politics. It defends religious pluralism, a republican form of political organisation, and the freedom to philosophise, with a determination that is extremely rare in seventeenth-century thought. But it is also a fierce and polemical intervention in a series of Dutch disputes over issues. Philosophy and its History, eds. Laerke, Smith, and Schliesser, Oxford, (available as e-book in McGill library). September 20 TTP, Chs. September 27 TTP, Ch. October 4 Susan James, “Spinoza’s Project,” in Spinoza on Philosophy, Religion, and Politics (e-book.