Spinoza's Authority : Resistance and Power in the Political Treatises . 2
(Bloomsbury Studies in Continental Philosophy)
Kordela, A. Kiarina (EDT)
Vardoulakis, Dimitris (EDT)
Bloomsbury USA Academic 2019/06
197 p. 23 cm
New in paperback. Hardcover was published in 2017.
Spinoza's political thought has been subject to a significant revival of interest in recent years. As a response to difficult times, students and scholars have returned to this founding figure of modern philosophy as a means to help reinterpret and rethink the political present. Spinoza's Authority Volume II makes a significant contribution to this ongoing reception and utilization of Spinoza's 1670s Theologico-Political and Political treatises. By taking the concept of authority as an original framework, this books asks: How is authority related to law, memory, and conflict in Spinoza's political thought? What are the social, historical and representational processes that produce authority and resistance? And what are the conditions of effective resistance? Spinoza's Authority Volume II features a roster of internationally established theorists of Spinoza's work, and covers key elements of Spinoza's political philosophy.
Table of Contents
Preface A. Kiarina Kordela and Dimitris Vardoulakis Memory, Chance and Conflict: Machiavelli in the Theologico-Political Treatise Vittorio Morfino The Symptomatic Relationship between Law and Conflict in Spinoza: Jura communia as anima imperii Filippo Del Lucchese Authority and the Law: The Primacy of Justification over Legitimacy in Spinoza Dimitris Vardoulakis Hobbes and Spinoza on Scriptural Interpretation, the Hebrew Republic and the Deconstruction of Sovereignty James R. Martel Spinoza's Politics of Error Siarhei Biareishyk Spinoza's Sovereignty: Fantasy and the Immanent Decision of Interpretation A. Kiarina Kordela and Joe Bermas-Dawes Spinoza and Signs: The Two Covenants and Authority in the Theological-Political Treatise Gregg Lambert Spinoza and the Hydraulic Discipline of Affects: From the Theologico-Political to the Economic Regime of Desire Chiara Bottici and Miguel de Beistegui Index