Episode 166: 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? Continued from part one or get the ad-free Citizen Edition. Please support PEL! End song: "Shittalkers" by Ken Stringfellow, as interviewed on Nakedly Examined Music ep. 39. Experience 7 days of free online counseling at Betterhelp.com/pel. And check out the St. John's College Graduate Institute: partiallyexaminedlife.com/sjcgi.