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Germany: The Radical Aufklärung

Jonathan I. Israel

in Radical Enlightenment: Philosophy and the Making of Modernity 1650-1750

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206088
eISBN:
9780191676970
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206088.003.0034
Subject:
History, History of Ideas, European Modern History

As in France and England, it was specifically in the 1670s that academics, theologians, and philosophers in Germany first became seriously alarmed by what was perceived as a sudden, powerful upsurge ... More


“Feminization” and the Problem of Jewish Persistence

Jay Geller

in The Other Jewish Question: Identifying the Jew and Making Sense of Modernity

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780823233618
eISBN:
9780823241781
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823233618.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter examines how, in Tractatus-Theologico Politicus's critique of the doctrine of the Jewish people's eternal election and their divine chosenness, Spinoza juxtaposed circumcision, as the ... More


The Metaphysical Thoughts

Alexander X. Douglas

in Spinoza and Dutch Cartesianism

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780198732501
eISBN:
9780191796722
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198732501.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter measures the extent to which Spinoza’s next published work, the Tractatus Theologico-Politicus (TTP) can be understood as a response to De Raey’s arguments about philosophy and ... More


Introduction

Susan James

in Spinoza on Philosophy, Religion, and Politics: The Theologico-Political Treatise

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199698127
eISBN:
9780191740558
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199698127.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Political Philosophy

The introduction sets out a distinctive methodological approach to the study of the Theologico‐Political Treatise. In contrast to the stances taken by many other commentators, this book illuminates ... More


Becoming Collective

Dan Taylor

in Spinoza and the Politics of Freedom

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781474478397
eISBN:
9781474496209
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474478397.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Part 3 then turns to aspects of collectivity over three different articulations in Spinoza: the Ethics, TTP, and TP. What does it mean to be one with another person of a common nature, to become ‘one ... More


Servitude

Dan Taylor

in Spinoza and the Politics of Freedom

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781474478397
eISBN:
9781474496209
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474478397.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Chapter 1 explores why we are not free, and what passivity means for us individually, and with others. It begins with servitude, under the premise that any philosophical commonplace like the mind’s ... More


Nature

Dan Taylor

in Spinoza and the Politics of Freedom

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781474478397
eISBN:
9781474496209
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474478397.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Chapter 2 approaches on the problem of ‘nature’ and natural right, exploring what human beings are according to nature, and how conflicting views of nature impede or inspire human power. It begins ... More


We Imagine

Dan Taylor

in Spinoza and the Politics of Freedom

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781474478397
eISBN:
9781474496209
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474478397.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Chapter 6 explores the role of the imagination as an individual and communal phenomena, in enabling individuals to recognise who is of a common nature, the basis by which they are useful to each ... More


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