Spinoza's 'Theological-Political Treatise' Hardback

A Critical Guide

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Spinoza's 'Theological-Political Treatise'

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Spinoza's Theological-Political Treatise was published anonymously in 1670 and immediately provoked huge debate. Its main goal was to claim that the freedom of philosophizing can be allowed in a free republic and that it cannot be abolished without also destroying the peace and piety of that republic. Spinoza criticizes the traditional claims of revelation and offers a social contract theory in which he praises democracy as the most natural form of government. This Critical Guide presents essays by well-known scholars in the field and covers a broad range of topics, including the political theory and the metaphysics of the work, religious toleration, the reception of the text by other early modern philosophers and the relation of the text to Jewish thought. It offers valuable perspectives on this important and influential work.

Spinoza's 'Theological-Political Treatise' was published by Cambridge University Press in November 2010. The ISBN for Spinoza's 'Theological-Political Treatise' is 9780521882293.

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Details for Spinoza's 'Theological-Political Treatise'

Book FormatHardback
PublisherCambridge University Press (November 2010)
Number of Pages310
Thickness21 mm
Height228 mm
Width152 mm
Product Code4532584
Page last updated 19th January 2018
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