Spinoza's Critique of Religion Kindle Ñ Spinoza's

Spinoza's Critique of Religion Kindle Ñ Spinoza's

Spinoza's Critique of Religion [PDF / Epub] ☄ Spinoza's Critique of Religion Author Leo Strauss – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk Leo Strauss articulates the conflict between reason and revelation as he explores Spinoza s scientific, comparative, and textual treatment of the Bible Strauss compares Spinoza s Theologico political Leo Strauss articulates the conflict between reason and revelation as he explores Spinoza s scientific, comparative, and textual treatment of the Bible Strauss compares Spinoza s Theologico political Treatise and the Epistles, showing their relation to critical controversy on religion from Epicurus and Lucretius through Uriel da Costa and Isaac Peyrere to Thomas Hobbes Strauss s autobiographical Preface, Spinoza's Critique Kindle - traces his dilemmas as a young liberal intellectual in Germany during the Weimar Republic, as a scholar in exile, and as a leader of American philosophical thought For those interested in Strauss the political philosopher, and also those who doubt whether we have achieved the final solution in respect to either the character of political science or the problem of the relation of religion to the state Journal of Politics A substantial contribution to the thinking of all those interested in the ageless problems of faith, revelation, and reason Kirkus ReviewsLeo Strauss was the Robert Maynard Hutchins Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus of political science at the University of Chicago His contributions to political science include The Political Philosophy of Hobbes, The City and the Man, What is Political Philosophy , and Liberalism Ancient and Modern.


10 thoughts on “Spinoza's Critique of Religion

  1. Glen Glen says:

    I finished this book on the day that the long awaited and much redacted Mueller Report was finally released to the American public and world media of all days There does seem to be some justice I dare not call it poetic since I love poetry in that coincidence, given Strauss comments in the appendix on Carl Schmitt s Der Begriff Des Politischen on the impetus of modern liberalism to convert politics into another species of entertainment Strauss contrasts Spinoza s thought with the likes of I finished this book on the day that the long awaited and much redacted Mueller Report was finally released to the American public and world media of all days There does seem to be some justice I dare not call it poetic since I love poetry in that coincidence, given Strauss comments in the appendix on Carl Schmitt s Der Begriff Des Politischen on the impetus of modern liberalism to convert politics into another species of entertainment Strauss contrasts Spinoza s thought with the likes of Calvin, Maimonides, Epicurus, and others, but the thinker whose shadow looms largest over Spinoza s work is that of Hobbes Sometimes Strauss chains of reasonings are painfully hard to follow, but in the end he seems to cede the laurel to Spinoza on the grounds that he understood in a way that Hobbes did not that for many human beings the yearning to live free is greater than the will to live simpliciter somewhat reminiscent of Nietzsche s dictum man would rather will nothingness than not will Throughout the book though there is the suspicion voiced by Strauss that Spinoza may after all not really understand the impetus to faith and orthodoxy espoused by Maimonides, though the ground of that suspicion seems only to be revealed in the little essay on Schmitt, a ground that dare not speak its own name in the case of the orthodox, and that is the belief that a humanity rendered so blissfully pacific and harmless as the politics of a Spinoza would have it would be a humanity whose destruction one might long for as a release and cure for boredom In the end I thus found Nietzsche s shadow, though he is only named once or twice, to be evenof a looming presence than that of Hobbes


  2. Colin Colin says:

    Very thought provoking Interesting how he sets out to refute not just Orthodox Judaism and Christianity, but also the Kalam Mu tazalite argument of the equality of reason and revealed religion as equal paths to God.


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10 thoughts on “Spinoza's Critique of Religion

  1. Glen Glen says:

    I finished this book on the day that the long awaited and much redacted Mueller Report was finally released to the American public and world media of all days There does seem to be some justice I dare not call it poetic since I love poetry in that coincidence, given Strauss comments in the appendix on Carl Schmitt s Der Begriff Des Politischen on the impetus of modern liberalism to convert politics into another species of entertainment Strauss contrasts Spinoza s thought with the likes of I finished this book on the day that the long awaited and much redacted Mueller Report was finally released to the American public and world media of all days There does seem to be some justice I dare not call it poetic since I love poetry in that coincidence, given Strauss comments in the appendix on Carl Schmitt s Der Begriff Des Politischen on the impetus of modern liberalism to convert politics into another species of entertainment Strauss contrasts Spinoza s thought with the likes of Calvin, Maimonides, Epicurus, and others, but the thinker whose shadow looms largest over Spinoza s work is that of Hobbes Sometimes Strauss chains of reasonings are painfully hard to follow, but in the end he seems to cede the laurel to Spinoza on the grounds that he understood in a way that Hobbes did not that for many human beings the yearning to live free is greater than the will to live simpliciter somewhat reminiscent of Nietzsche s dictum man would rather will nothingness than not will Throughout the book though there is the suspicion voiced by Strauss that Spinoza may after all not really understand the impetus to faith and orthodoxy espoused by Maimonides, though the ground of that suspicion seems only to be revealed in the little essay on Schmitt, a ground that dare not speak its own name in the case of the orthodox, and that is the belief that a humanity rendered so blissfully pacific and harmless as the politics of a Spinoza would have it would be a humanity whose destruction one might long for as a release and cure for boredom In the end I thus found Nietzsche s shadow, though he is only named once or twice, to be evenof a looming presence than that of Hobbes

  2. Colin Colin says:

    Very thought provoking Interesting how he sets out to refute not just Orthodox Judaism and Christianity, but also the Kalam Mu tazalite argument of the equality of reason and revealed religion as equal paths to God.

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