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By P.J. Bagley

The eleven essays gathered right here were composed through contributors of the North American Spinoza Society. They show the end result of the examine, research and erudition of an array of demonstrated students and more recent scholars whose interpretations of Spinoza's philosophical doctrines are receiving severe acclaim.
this can be the 1st assortment within the English language committed solely to subject matters, difficulties or questions raised by means of the lessons present in Baruch Spinoza's Tractatus theologico-politicus.
Divided into the subjects of piety, peace, and the liberty to philosophize, the essays deal with Spinoza's perspectives on religion and philosophy, miracles, the sunshine of Scripture, political strength, faith, the kingdom, the physique politic, the assumption of tolerance, and philosophic conversation, in addition to his connections to Walter Benjamin, Blaise Pascal, David Hume, and his Jewish history.
Readership: a good assortment for college kids and students learning Spinoza, the historical past of early glossy philosophy, political philosophy, philosophy of faith, and people all in favour of theologico-political questions.

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