Spinoza's 'Theological-political Treatise' Paperback

A Critical Guide

by Melamed, Yitzhak Y., Rosenthal, Michael A., Melamed, Yitzhak Y.;Rosenthal, Michael A.;

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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 May 2013. The ISBN for Spinoza's 'Theological-political Treatise' is 9781107636927.

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Details for Spinoza's 'Theological-political Treatise'

Book FormatPaperback
PublisherCambridge University Press (May 2013)
Number of Pages310
Thickness16 mm
Height229 mm
Width152 mm
Product Code4074706
Page last updated 2nd October 2018
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