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Spinoza and Dutch Republicanism Raia Prokhovnik

Spinoza and Dutch Republicanism

Raia Prokhovnik

Published June 12th 2004
ISBN : 9780333733905
Hardcover
256 pages
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In this book, Spinozas political theory is examined through an analysis of his engagement with the practical politics of his day in the United Provinces. 17th-century Dutch history, political life and political thought, and in particular DutchMoreIn this book, Spinozas political theory is examined through an analysis of his engagement with the practical politics of his day in the United Provinces. 17th-century Dutch history, political life and political thought, and in particular Dutch republicanism, represent an important context in which to discuss Spinozas political philosophy. The significance of Spinozas republicanism is highlighted in a comparison with English political thought and its presuppositions in the 17th century.