Spinoza's 'theological-political treatise' a critical guide

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 re...

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Other Authors: Melamed, Yitzhak Y. (Editor), Rosenthal, Michael A. (Editor)
Format: eBook
Published: Cambridge Cambridge University Press 2010
Series:Cambridge critical guides
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Collection: Cambridge Books Online - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Table of Contents:
  • List of contributors
  • Acknowledgements
  • List of abbreviations
  • Introduction / Yitzhak Y. Melamed and Michael Rosenthal
  • Spinoza's exchange with Albert Burgh / Edwin Curley
  • The text of Spinoza's Tractatus Theologico-Politicus / Piet Steenbakkers
  • Spinoza on Ibn Ezra's Secret of the Twelve Warren / Zev Harvey
  • Reflections of the medieval Jewish-Christian debate in the Theological-Political Treatise and the Epistles /Daniel J. Lasker
  • The early Dutch and German reaction to the Tractatus Theologico-Politicus: foreshadowing the Enlightenment's more general Spinoza reception? / Jonathan Israel
  • G.W. Leibniz's two readings of the Tractatus Theologico-Politicus / Mogens Laerke
  • The metaphysics of the Theological-Political Treatise / Yitzhak Y. Melamed
  • Spinoza's conception of law: metaphysics and ethics / Donald Rutherford
  • Getting his hands dirty: Spinoza's criticism of the rebel / Michael Della Rocca
  • 'Promising' ideas: Hobbes and contract in Spinoza's political philosophy / Don Garrett
  • Spinoza's curious defense of toleration / Justin Steinberg
  • Miracles, wonder, and the state in Spinoza's Theological-Political Treatise / Michael A. Rosenthal
  • Narrative as the means to freedom: Spinoza on the uses of imagination / Susan James
  • Bibliography
  • Index