Spinoza's 'Theological-Political Treatise': A Critical Guide

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Yitzhak Y. Melamed, Michael A. Rosenthal
Cambridge University Press, 18 nov. 2010
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Spinoza's Theological-Political Treatise was published anonymously in 1670 and immediately provoked huge debate. Its main goal was to claim that the freedom of philosophizing can be allowed in a free republic and that it cannot be abolished without also destroying the peace and piety of that republic. Spinoza criticizes the traditional claims of revelation and offers a social contract theory in which he praises democracy as the most natural form of government. This Critical Guide presents essays by well-known scholars in the field and covers a broad range of topics, including the political theory and the metaphysics of the work, religious toleration, the reception of the text by other early modern philosophers and the relation of the text to Jewish thought. It offers valuable perspectives on this important and influential work.
 

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Introduction
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chapter 1 Spinozas exchange with Albert Burgh
11
chapter 2 The text of Spinozas Tractatus TheologicoPoliticus
29
chapter 3 Spinoza on Ibn Ezras secret of the twelve
41
chapter 4 Reflections of the medieval JewishChristian debate in the TheologicalPolitical Treatise and the Epistles
56
foreshadowing the Enlightenments more general Spinoza reception?
72
chapter 6 G W Leibnizs two readings of the Tractatus TheologicoPoliticus
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chapter 7 The metaphysics of the TheologicalPolitical Treatise
128
Spinozas criticism of the rebel
168
Hobbes and contract in Spinozas political philosophy
192
chapter 11 Spinozas curious defense of toleration
210
chapter 12 Miracles wonder and the state in Spinozas TheologicalPolitical Treatise
231
Spinoza on the uses of imagination
250
Bibliography
268
Index
286
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Yitzhak Y. Melamed is Associate Professor in the Philosophy Department at The Johns Hopkins University. He works primarily on early modern philosophy, German idealism, metaphysics and medieval philosophy. He is the author of Spinoza's Metaphysics of Substance and Thought (forthcoming), as well as several articles on early modern philosophy, German idealism and metaphysics, and the editor of Eternity (forthcoming).

Michael A. Rosenthal is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Washington. He is the author of numerous articles on Spinoza and early modern philosophy, which have appeared in journals including Archiv für Geschichte der Philosophie, Journal of the History of Philosophy, and Journal of Political Philosophy. He is currently working on a book on the Theological-Political Treatise. He was recently a Visiting Fellow at the Forschungskolleg für Humanwissenschaften in Bad Homburg, Germany.

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