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Spinoza's Authority Volume I: Resistance and Power in Ethics

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2018.06.22 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews A. Kiarina Kordela and Dimitris Vardoulakis (eds.), Spinoza's Authority Volume I: Resistance and Power in Ethics, Bloomsbury, 2018, 222 pp., $114.00, ISBN9781472593221. A. Kiarina Kordela and Dimitris Vardoulakis (eds.), Spinoza's Authority Volume II: Resistance and Power in the Political Treatises, Bloomsbury, 2018, 197 pp., $114.00, ISBN 9781350011069. Reviewed by Michael LeBuffe, University of Otago These volumes in Bloomsbury's series of studies in continental philosophy arise from the editors' and authors' conviction that a study of Spinoza's views about authority can be productive politically. The volumes include works of scholarship, then, but scholarship with a purpose beyond that of understanding Spinoza. The editors and authors take Spinoza to have enduring relevance for the criticism of and resistance to harmful power structures in society today. The essays ought to be read as works themselves on. . .

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