• Spinoza's Tractatus Theologico-Politicus

    Author(s):
    Irfan Ajvazi (see profile)
    Date:
    2022
    Subject(s):
    Philosophy, Spinoza, Benedictus de, 1632-1677, Criticism--Moral and ethical aspects, Criticism--Political aspects, Politics and government
    Item Type:
    Article
    Tag(s):
    Spinoza, Ethics and politics of reviewing, Politics
    Permanent URL:
    https://doi.org/10.17613/877h-9x88
    Abstract:
    For me, Spinoza deserves our respect, not for the fact that he fought against religious suppression and for democracy and peace (which are noble deeds, indeed), but for the fact that he sees rationalism as the solution to human strife. We should use our intellect to try to come closer to the truth, to guide our actions and to consider the best option for all parties involved. This idea-using reason to increase humanity, dignity and peace-is enough to make Spinoza one of the most enlightened thinkers, ever. Spinoza is a staunch defender of democracy, albeit not in an Ancient Greece-like form, but in a representative form. One of his strongest arguments in favor of democracy is that the people and the government are near-identical. This leads to broad support for the state's power and therefore to peace.
    Notes:
    Spinoza's Tractatus Theologico-Politicus For me, Spinoza deserves our respect, not for the fact that he fought against religious suppression and for democracy and peace (which are noble deeds, indeed), but for the fact that he sees rationalism as the solution to human strife. We should use our intellect to try to come closer to the truth, to guide our actions and to consider the best option for all parties involved.
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