Spinoza, Liberalism and the Question of Jewish Identity (Hardback)Steven B. Smith (author)
Hardback Published: 02/06/1997
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Baruch Spinoza (1632-77) - often recognized as the first modern Jewish thinker - was also a founder of modern liberal political philosophy. This book is the first to connect systematically these two aspects of Spinoza's legacy. Steven B. Smith shows that Spinoza was a politically engaged theorist who both advocated and embodied a new conception of the emancipated individual, a thinker who decisively influenced such diverse movements as the Enlightenment, liberalism, and political Zionism.
Publisher: Yale University Press
Weight: 600 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 22 mm
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