Spinoza's Political Psychology

Spinoza's Political Psychology

The Taming of Fortune and Fear

Steinberg, Justin (Brooklyn College, City University of New York)

Cambridge University Press






15 a 20 dias

This book is for readers in Spinoza studies and the history of political thought. It advances a novel, comprehensive interpretation of Spinoza's political writings, exploring how his analysis of psychology informs his arguments for democracy and toleration.
1. Metaphysical psychology and ingenia formation; 2. Eliminating juridical constraints and naturalizing right; 3. The continuity thesis and the aim of government; 4. The politics of hope and fear; 5. Statecraft and the taming of fortune; 6. From superstition and persecution to true religion and toleration; 7. The affective and epistemic cases for democracy; 8. Salvation, eternity, and the state.
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