Philosophical Religions from Plato to Spinoza Hardback

Reason, Religion, and Autonomy

by Carlos Fraenkel;

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Philosophical Religions from Plato to Spinoza

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For many thinkers from antiquity until the Enlightenment, no meaningful distinction between philosophy and religion was possible. Instead, the concept of a philosophical religion was strongly influential on pagan, Jewish, Christian and Muslim philosophers alike. Carlos Fraenkel provides the first account of this concept and traces its history back to Plato, the Jewish Philo of Alexandria and the Christians Clement of Alexandria and Origen. He then follows it through the medieval period in both Islamic and Jewish forms; he closely analyses its appearance in the work of Spinoza in the early modern period; and he shows how it largely disappeared after the Enlightenment, when religion began to be increasingly regarded as a promoter of ignorance and superstition from which philosophy needed to be liberated. His rich and wide-ranging book will appeal to anyone interested in how philosophy has interacted with Jewish, Christian and Muslim religious traditions over the centuries.

Philosophical Religions from Plato to Spinoza by Carlos Fraenkel was published by Cambridge University Press in November 2012. The ISBN for Philosophical Religions from Plato to Spinoza is 9780521194570.

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Author / Artist
Book FormatHardback
PublisherCambridge University Press (November 2012)
Number of Pages358
Thickness24 mm
Height228 mm
Width152 mm
Product Code4035319
Page last updated 20th September 2018
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