Spinoza and the stoics : power, politics and the passions / Firmin DeBrabander
- DeBrabander, Firmin
- London ; New York : Continuum, 
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- Physical Description:
- viii, 147 pages ; 24 cm.
- Continuum studies in philosophy
- The foundation of perfectionism -- Pantheism and determinism -- Vital endeavor and the ground of virtue -- The diagnosis of the passions -- A this-worldly salvation -- Psychotherapy and virtue -- 'What is in my power to do' -- Agreeing with nature -- The sociality of virtue -- A. spinoza's critique of perfectionism -- 'Nothing is more advantageous to man than man' -- Sociality and the diffusion of enlightenment -- Stoic political reason -- Cosmopolis and political duty -- The predicament of politics -- The apotheosis of the free man -- Reason of state -- State of nature, nature of state -- Political right and the most natural state -- The highest form of devotion -- Spinoza's liberalism -- The philosopher in the state -- Christ, the Apostles and Solomon : models of public philosophers? -- Philosophical caution, political interest.
- 0826493939 (hbk.)
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references (pages -147) and index..
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