Spinoza s Political Psychology

Spinoza s Political Psychology

Spinoza's Political Psychology advances a novel, comprehensive interpretation of Spinoza's political writings, exploring how his analysis of psychology informs his arguments for democracy and toleration.

Author: Justin Steinberg

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108577694

Category: Philosophy

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Spinoza's Political Psychology advances a novel, comprehensive interpretation of Spinoza's political writings, exploring how his analysis of psychology informs his arguments for democracy and toleration. Justin Steinberg shows how Spinoza's political method resembles the Renaissance civic humanism in its view of governance as an adaptive craft that requires psychological attunement. He examines the ways that Spinoza deploys this realist method in the service of empowerment, suggesting that the state can affectively reorient and thereby liberate its citizens, but only if it attends to their actual motivational and epistemic capacities. His book will interest a range of readers in Spinoza studies and the history of political thought, as well as readers working in contemporary political theory.
Categories: Philosophy

Spinoza s Political Psychology

Spinoza s Political Psychology

Psychology. Spinoza's Political Psychology advances a novel, comprehensive
interpretation of Spinoza's political writings, exploring how his analysis of
psychology informs his arguments for democracy and toleration. Justin Steinberg
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Author: Justin Steinberg

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107141308

Category: Philosophy

Page: 254

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A comprehensive and novel interpretation of Spinoza's political writings that reveals the significance of the affects for political life.
Categories: Philosophy

An Examination of the Singular in Maimonides and Spinoza

An Examination of the Singular in Maimonides and Spinoza

This book presents an alternative reading of the respective works of Moses Maimonides and Baruch Spinoza.

Author: Norman L. Whitman

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030494728

Category: Religion

Page: 278

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This book presents an alternative reading of the respective works of Moses Maimonides and Baruch Spinoza. It argues that both thinkers are primarily concerned with the singular perfection of the complete human being rather than with attaining only rational knowledge. Complete perfection of a human being expresses the unique concord of concrete activities, such as ethics, politics, and psychology, with reason. The necessity of concrete historical activities in generating perfection entails that both thinkers are not primarily concerned with an “escape” to a metaphysical realm of transcendent or universal truths via cognition. Instead, both are focused on developing and cultivating individuals’ concrete desires and activities to the potential benefit of all. This book argues that rather than solely focusing on individual enlightenment, both thinkers are primarily concerned with a political life and the improvement of fellow citizens’ capacities. A key theme throughout the text is that both Maimonides and Spinoza realize that an apolitical life undermines individual and social flourishing.
Categories: Religion

A Rose Armed with Thorns Spinoza s Philosophy Under a Novel Lens

A Rose Armed with Thorns  Spinoza   s Philosophy Under a Novel Lens

This book presents a systemic analysis of Spinoza’s philosophy and challenges the traditional views.

Author: Amihud Gilead

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030548100

Category: Philosophy

Page: 320

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This book presents a systemic analysis of Spinoza’s philosophy and challenges the traditional views. It deals with Spinoza’s concepts of substance, truth conditions, attributes, and the first, second, and supreme grades of knowledge. Based upon an analysis of the relevant details in all of Spinoza’s philosophical works, the book reveals many important points, including the following: Spinoza’s system is not, nor is meant to be, a foundational-deductive system but was meant to be a coherent system of a network model. Spinoza’s reality is not made in the image of a mathematical model. Imaginatio, the first grade of knowledge, and ratio, the second grade, are parts or properties of the supreme grade of knowledge, scientia intuitiva, which is their essence. Finite beings, especially humans, are necessary and eternal (unless they are mistakenly perceived by imaginatio) whereas time, place, and death are simply “entities of imagination.” The salvation, happiness, and blessedness that Spinoza’s Ethics offers us, are active and depend only upon us. Concluding a careful examination and interpretation, the book suggests additional novel viewpoints in interpreting Spinoza’s philosophical psychology and political philosophy.
Categories: Philosophy

God Man Well being

God  Man    Well being

"This book explores the seventeenth-century philosopher Spinoza's modernist humanism.

Author: Douglas J. Den Uyl

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 0820444626

Category: Philosophy

Page: 145

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"This book explores the seventeenth-century philosopher Spinoza's modernist humanism. There is little doubt that Spinoza was one of the principal founders of modernity, but his modernism is often thought to come at the expense of a humanism. Drawing attention to Spinoza's humanism, this book concentrates on politics, ethics, and psychology in order to understand Spinoza's conception of the human being, and why that conception endures into our own time with particular relevance. This introduction to Spinoza's thought proceeds in a reverse order from the usual treatment: rather than beginning with a consideration of Spinoza's metaphysics, the discussion culminates in an exploration of those concepts. In this way, this book is a deeper examination of what Spinoza himself thought, and allows the reader to consider more fully Spinoza's wider philosophy."--BOOK JACKET.
Categories: Philosophy

The Philosophy of Baruch Spinoza

The Philosophy of Baruch Spinoza

Once more, however, Spinoza's metaphysics is at odds with his political
psychology. For as a political psychologist he proposes to study the "passions,
such as love, hatred, envy, ambition, pity, and the other perturbations of the mind"
as ...

Author: Richard Kennington

Publisher: Catholic University of Amer Press

ISBN: STANFORD:36105038508870

Category: Philosophy

Page: 323

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Spinoza s Ethics

Spinoza s    Ethics

This volume brings established scholars together with new voices to engage with the complex system of philosophy proposed by Spinoza in his masterpiece.

Author: Yitzhak Y. Melamed

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108228640

Category: Philosophy

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Spinoza's Ethics, published in 1677, is considered his greatest work and one of history's most influential philosophical treatises. This volume brings established scholars together with new voices to engage with the complex system of philosophy proposed by Spinoza in his masterpiece. Topics including identity, thought, free will, metaphysics, and reason are all addressed, as individual chapters investigate the key themes of the Ethics and combine to offer readers a fresh and thought-provoking view of the work as a whole. Written in a clear and accessible style, the volume sets out cutting-edge research that reflects, challenges, and promotes the most recent scholarly advances in the field of Spinoza studies, tackling old issues and bringing to light new subjects for debate.
Categories: Philosophy

Feminist Interpretations of Benedict Spinoza

Feminist Interpretations of Benedict Spinoza

"A collection of essays on the metaphysical, political, theological, ethical and psychological writings of Spinoza.

Author: Moira Gatens

Publisher: Penn State Press

ISBN: 9780271035161

Category: Philosophy

Page: 239

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"A collection of essays on the metaphysical, political, theological, ethical and psychological writings of Spinoza. Examines the ways in which his philosophy presents a resource for the re-conceptualization of friendship, sexuality, politics and ethics in contemporary life"--Provided by publisher.
Categories: Philosophy

Spinoza 1632 1677

Spinoza  1632 1677

106 GETTELL , R . G . , History of political thought . London , 1924 . Cloth . A . o .
about Spinoza and some of his contemporaries . 107 GLEICH , S . v . , Von
Thales bis ... A study in political psychology . . London , 1904 . H . calf . A . o .
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Author: Abraham Wolf

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105026220280

Category: Philosophy

Page: 106

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Categories: Philosophy

Nietzsche and Political Thought

Nietzsche and Political Thought

Nietzsche continues to have a lively presence in contemporary philosophy and this book reawakens interest in the political dimension of his thinking.

Author: Keith Ansell Pearson

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781441173522

Category: Philosophy

Page: 272

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Nietzsche challenges the tenets of received political wisdom in a number of ways and his thinking contains resources for revitalising political thinking. Nietzsche and Political Thought offers fresh insights into Nietzsche's relevance for contemporary political thought in light of recent advances in research in the field and key topics in contemporary theorising about politics. An international team of leading scholars provide vital new perspectives on both core and novel topics including justice, democratic theory, biopolitics, the multitude, political psychology, and the Enlightenment. In spite of the controversies, what becomes clear is that Nietzsche is vital for political thought and a more sensitive and nuanced approach than conventional understandings allow is required. Nietzsche continues to have a lively presence in contemporary philosophy and this book reawakens interest in the political dimension of his thinking.
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Baruch Spinoza s Ethics

Baruch Spinoza s Ethics

Baruch Spinoza’s Ethics is a dense masterpiece of sustained argumentative reasoning.

Author: Gary Slater

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780429939778

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 96

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Baruch Spinoza’s Ethics is a dense masterpiece of sustained argumentative reasoning. It earned its place as one of the most important and influential books in Western philosophy by virtue of its uncompromisingly direct arguments about the nature of God, the universe, free will, and human morals. Though it remains one of the densest and most challenging texts in the entire canon of Western philosophy, Ethics is also famous for Spinoza’s unique approach to ordering and constructing its arguments. As its full title – Ethics, Demonstrated in Geometrical Order – suggests, Spinoza decided to use the rigorous format of mathematical-style propositions to lay out his arguments, just as the Ancient Greek mathematician Euclid had used geometrical propositions to lay out the basic rules of geometry. In choosing such a systematic method, Spinoza’s masterwork shows the crucial aspects of good reasoning skills being employed at the highest level. The key use of reasoning is the production of an argument that is well-organised, supports its conclusions and proceeds logically towards its end. Just as a mathematician might demonstrate a geometrical proof, Spinoza sought to lay out a comprehensive philosophy for human existence – an attempt that has influenced generations of philosophers since.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Spinoza

Spinoza

The proceedings of the first major international conference on the philosophy of Spinoza to be held in the United States are published here.

Author: Edwin M. Curley

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004093346

Category: Philosophy

Page: 404

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The proceedings of the first major international conference on the philosophy of Spinoza to be held in the United States are published here. Contained are papers on all aspects of Spinoza's thought by 31 distinguished scholars from the United States, Europe, Israel and Australia including Jonathan Bennett, Alan Donagan, Margaret Wilson, Amélie Rorty, Richard Popkin, Jean-Marie Beyssade, Alexandre Matheron, Étienne Balibar, Pierre Macherey, Emilia Giancotti, Hubertus Hubbeling, and Yirmiyahu Yovel.Topics discussed are Metaphysics, Epistemology and Philosophy of Mind, Psychology, Moral, Political and Social Philosophy, and Spinoza's influence,
Categories: Philosophy

Abstracts

Abstracts

I conclude by arguing that Spinoza's psychology offers deeper insight into the
persistent intransigence of prejudice in politics than any other yet proposed .
A142 Did Spinoza Get Ethics Right ? Heidi Ravven , Hamilton College In the
Ethics ...

Author: American Academy of Religion. Meeting

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015081696869

Category: Bible

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Categories: Bible

A Book Forged in Hell

A Book Forged in Hell

In A Book Forged in Hell, Steven Nadler tells the fascinating story of this extraordinary book: its radical claims and their background in the philosophical, religious, and political tensions of the Dutch Golden Age, as well as the ...

Author: Steven Nadler

Publisher:

ISBN: 069116018X

Category: History

Page: 279

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"When it appeared in 1670, Baruch Spinoza's Theological-Political Treatise was denounced as the most dangerous book ever published. Religious and secular authorities saw it as a threat to faith, social and political harmony, and everyday morality. Yet Spinoza's book has contributed as much as the Declaration of Independence or Thomas Paine's Common Sense to modern liberal, secular, and democratic thinking. In A Book Forged in Hell, Steven Nadler tells the fascinating story of this extraordinary book: its radical claims and their background in the philosophical, religious, and political tensions of the Dutch Golden Age, as well as the vitriolic reaction these ideas inspired."--Page 4 of cover.
Categories: History

Ethik Recht und Politik bei Spinoza

Ethik  Recht und Politik bei Spinoza

Of course the psychological egoism which is the underlying basis of Spinoza's
account of sociality and civility does not imply ethical egoism ; since , as Part 4 of
... Spinoza's political theory is a product of his model of 150 Ethik , Recht und
Politik.

Author: Spinoza-Gesellschaft. Internationales Kongress

Publisher:

ISBN: NWU:35556033704248

Category: Ethics

Page: 260

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Categories: Ethics

Spinoza and Deep Ecology

Spinoza and Deep Ecology

Spinoza and Deep Ecology explores the philosophical, psychological and political assumptions that underpin a concern for nature, offering specific suggestions how the domination of humans and nature may be overcome.

Author: Eccy De Jonge

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0754633276

Category: Philosophy

Page: 172

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Spinoza and Deep Ecology explores the philosophical, psychological and political assumptions that underpin a concern for nature, offering specific suggestions how the domination of humans and nature may be overcome. It is primarily intended as an introduction to the philosophy of ecology, known as deep ecology, and to the way Spinoza's philosophy has been put to this aim. Only a self-realisation, along the lines of Spinoza's philosophy, can afford a philosophy of care which is inclusive of humans and the non-human world, which recognises the need for civil laws and democratic politics for human flourishing. In stark contrast to texts written by or on behalf of deep ecologists, Spinoza and Deep Ecology is not afraid of criticising existing versions of deep ecology which fail to accept that human concerns are integral to environmental issues.
Categories: Philosophy

Spinoza s ethics

Spinoza s ethics

In this wide-ranging 2006 introduction to the work, Steven Nadler explains the doctrines and arguments of the Ethics, and shows why Spinoza's endlessly fascinating ideas may have been so troubling to his contemporaries, as well as why they ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: 0511220472

Category: Ethics

Page: 281

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Nadler explains the doctrines and arguments of the Ethics and examines the philosophical background to Spinoza's thought and the dialogues in which Spinoza was engaged. He shows why Spinoza's endlessly fascinating ideas may have been so troubling to his contemporaries, as well as why they are still highly relevant today.
Categories: Ethics