Justin Steinberg

Spinoza and the Problem of Freedom

The concept of freedom is undoubtedly central to Spinoza’s philosophy. Indeed, as one distinguished commentator has noted, “the only evaluative distinction finally recognized in his philosophy, other than the distinctions between true and false, and between adequate and inadequate, ideas, is the distinction between freedom and servitude.”[1] And yet, despite its centrality, Spinoza’s account of …
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Freedom, Justice, and Identity – Introduction

  The papers within this collection are as diverse as the people who wrote them. Coming from the United States and Europes old, new, and soon-to-be, these individuals found quarter at the Institut für die Wissenschaften vom Menschen between the months of July and December 2004. In addition to national differences, almost every one of …
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