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Are Pluralistic Societies Doomed to Collapse? Spinoza and His Conservative Critics

Author: Jason Waller (Associate Professor of Philosophy at Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio. ) One of the most influential –and controversial– books in European history that you have probably never heard of is Benedict de Spinoza’s Theological-Political Treatise published in 1670. The treatise landed like a bomb among the intellectuals of the seventeenth (and eighteenth) centuries. Governments acted immediately to suppress it and within a year the book was outlawed in every country in ...

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