Spinoza on Politics and Religion (Part Two)
Concluding on the Tractatus Theologico-Politicus (1670) and Tractatus Politicus (1677). What's the relationship between ethics, reason, and revelation? What could "faith" possibly mean to a hard-core rationalist like Spinoza? Is it possible to buy into the non-denominational "true religion" without believing any of the dogmas of traditional religion at all? And what kinds of limits on free speech is Spinoza committed to?
End song: "Shittalkers" by Ken Stringfellow, as interviewed on Nakedly Examined Music ep. 39. #ethics #politics #power #state #religion #government #reason #virtue Go to the blog: https://partiallyexaminedlife.com/2017/06/26/ep166-2-spinoza-politics/