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Spinoza and Politics by Etienne Balibar

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Published by Verso .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Modern Western philosophy, c 1600 to the present,
  • Political science & theory,
  • History & Surveys - Modern,
  • Philosophy,
  • General,
  • History & Surveys - 17th/18th Century

Book details:

Edition Notes

ContributionsPeter Snowdon (Translator)
The Physical Object
FormatPaperback
Number of Pages128
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8624079M
ISBN 101859841023
ISBN 109781859841020

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The common thread connecting all of these clashing perspectives is Spinoza’s naturalism, the idea that humanity is part of nature, not above it. In this sophisticated new interpretation of Spinoza’s iconoclastic philosophy, Hasana Sharp draws on his uncompromising naturalism to rethink human agency, ethics, and political practice. “Hasana Sharp’s Spinoza and the Politics of Renaturalization is one the most invigorating books published in philosophy this year. Where Deleuzian and post-Althusserian accounts of Spinoza occasionally take all the affect out of one of the tradition’s most effective writers, Sharp’s book is eminently readable and clear about the stakes. With Hobbes and Locke, Spinoza is arguably one of the most important political philosophers of the modern era, a premier theoretician of democracy and mass politics. In this revised and augmented English translation of his classic, Spinoza et la Politique, Etienne Balibar presents a synoptic account of Spinoza's major works in relation to the political and historical conjuncture in which. With Hobbes and Locke, Spinoza is arguably one of the most important political philosophers of the modern era, a premier theoretician of democracy and mass politics. In this revised and augmented English translation of his classic, Spinoza et la Politique, Etienne Balibar presents a synoptic account of Spinoza's major works, admirably demonstrating relevance to his contemporary political.

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"Spinoza and the Stoics" may sound like a narrow topic for a book, but it covers quite a range of topics. Politics, ethics, theology, and psychology are all discussed at some length. For me, the single greatest portion of this work is its ending, in which DeBrabander demonstrates that Spinoza should no more be thought of as a utilitarian than Cited by: 3.   With Hobbes and Locke, Spinoza is arguably one of the most important political philosophers of the modern era, a premier theoretician of democracy and mass politics. In this revised and augmented English translation of his classic, Spinoza et la Politique, Etienne Balibar presents a synoptic account of Spinoza's major works, admirably.   Spinoza and the Politics of Renaturalization is a highly commendable book, which makes one look forward to the author’s next production. Analysis and Metaphysics “Through luminous and erudite readings of the texts, Hasana Sharp shows us how profound and radical is Spinoza’s conception of nature and his claim that humans always remain part Author: Hasana Sharp. Spinoza renaissance and the various guises it has adopted over the years (for which I highly recommend the collection The New Spinoza, edited by Warren Montag). Rather, I want to give you a preliminary sense of some of the ways in which the thought of Spinoza, and his political thinking in particular, has.