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Introduction: Moral Conflict, Political Liberalism, and Islamic Ethics

Andrew F. March

in Islam and Liberal Citizenship: The Search for an Overlapping Consensus

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195330960
eISBN:
9780199868278
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195330960.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter states the aims of the book: its core question of the compatibility between formal Islamic doctrine and liberal citizenship It emphasizes how this book differs from historical, ... More


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

Susan James

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199698127
eISBN:
9780191740558
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199698127.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Susan James offers an interpretation of a work that is itself about interpretation Spinoza's Theologico‐Political Treatise. By setting the Treatise in its seventeenth‐century Dutch context, and ... More


The Political Theology of Schelling

Saitya Brata Das

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474416900
eISBN:
9781474426961
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474416900.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This book rigorously examines the theologico-political works of Friedrich Wilhelm Joseph von Schelling, setting his thought against Hegel's and showing how he prepared the way for the ... More


Levinas, Spinoza, and the Theologico-Political Meaning of Scripture

Hent de Vries

in Political Theologies: Public Religions in a Post-Secular World

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823226443
eISBN:
9780823237043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823226443.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

In his 1955 “The Case of Spinoza”, Emmauel Levinas accepts Jacob Gordin's summary verdict: “Spinoza was guilty of betrayal”. Levinas gives as the main reason for his ... More


Intimate Publicities: Retreating the Theologico-Political in the Chávez Regime?

Rafael Sánchez

in Political Theologies: Public Religions in a Post-Secular World

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823226443
eISBN:
9780823237043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823226443.003.0022
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter demonstrates how a “theologico-political balloon”, the Bolivarian republic of Hugo Chávez regime in Venezuela, has been deflated instantly by mediatic ... More


Mysticism and the Foundation of the Open Society: Bergsonian Politics

Paola Marrati

in Political Theologies: Public Religions in a Post-Secular World

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823226443
eISBN:
9780823237043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823226443.003.0030
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter raises the question of what light the evolutionary perspective set out by Henri Bergson in his The Two Sources of Morality and Religion might shed on the ... More


Introduction: Before, Around, and Beyond the Theologico-Political

Hent De Vries

in Political Theologies: Public Religions in a Post-Secular World

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823226443
eISBN:
9780823237043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823226443.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This book explores political theologies and contemporary religion in the public domain or “public religions in a post-secular world”. More specifically, it examines religion's ... More


The Permanence of the Theologico-political?

Claude Lefort

in Political Theologies: Public Religions in a Post-Secular World

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823226443
eISBN:
9780823237043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823226443.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter explores the separation between politics and religion and the permanence of the theologico-political. It claims that the religious survives in the guise of new ... More


Violence in the State of Exception: Reflections on Theologico-Political Motifs in Benjamin and Schmitt

Marc de Wilde

in Political Theologies: Public Religions in a Post-Secular World

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823226443
eISBN:
9780823237043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823226443.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter explores the status of theologico-political motifs in the work of Walter Benjamin and Carl Schmitt. In their work, the concept of political theology stands ... More


Spinoza's Book of Life: Freedom and Redemption in the Ethics

Steven Smith

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300100198
eISBN:
9780300128499
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300100198.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Most readers of Spinoza treat him as a pure metaphysician, a grim determinist, or a stoic moralist, but none of these descriptions captures the book of the Ethics. Offering a new reading of Spinoza's ... More


Leo Strauss on Philosophy as a Way of Life

Steven B. Smith

in Modernity and Its Discontents: Making and Unmaking the Bourgeois from Machiavelli to Bellow

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780300198393
eISBN:
9780300220988
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300198393.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

More than anyone else, Leo Strauss inaugurated the revival of political philosophy from the dominance of positivism and behavioralism. Strauss insisted that recovering Plato and ancient philosophy ... More


Maimonides and Spinoza: Their Conflicting Views of Human Nature

Joshua Parens

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226645742
eISBN:
9780226645766
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226645766.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Until the last century, it was generally agreed that Maimonides was a great defender of Judaism, and Spinoza—as an Enlightenment advocate for secularization—among its key opponents. However, a new ... More


Of Faith in Equality: Toward a Global Measure

Aishwary Kumar

in Radical Equality: Ambedkar, Gandhi, and the Risk of Democracy

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780804791953
eISBN:
9780804794268
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804791953.003.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

What sort of relationships did anticolonial mobilizations for national sovereignty forge between faith and politics, sacrifice and democracy, philosophy and resistance? This chapter traces a crucial ... More


Reading Leo Strauss: Politics, Philosophy, Judaism

Steven B. Smith

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226764023
eISBN:
9780226763903
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226763903.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

Interest in Leo Strauss is greater now than at any time since his death, because of the link between his thought and the political movement called “neoconservatism.” This book depicts Strauss not as ... More


Prophecy without Prophets: Spinoza and Maimonides on Law and the Democracy of Knowledge

Arthur J. Jacobson

in Spinoza Now

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816672806
eISBN:
9781452946887
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816672806.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter focuses on Theologico-Political Treatise to examine the status of prophets. For Spinoza, there are no miracles, and in this sense prophesy is part of natural knowledge, its distinctive ... More


Interjecting Empty Spaces: Imagination and Interpretation in Spinoza’s Tractatus Theologico-Politicus

Warran Montag

in Spinoza Now

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816672806
eISBN:
9781452946887
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816672806.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter considers the correlation between ontology and politics expressed in “God, or Nature”. Ethics has its equivalent in the Theologico-Political Treatise. The chapter indicates that ... More


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