República, libertad y democracia en Spinoza

  1. Peña, Javier 1
  1. 1 Universidad de Valladolid, España
Co-herencia: revista de humanidades

ISSN: 1794-5887

Year of publication: 2018

Volume: 15

Issue: 28

Pages: 155-180

Type: Article

DOI: 10.17230/CO-HERENCIA.15.28.7 DIALNET GOOGLE SCHOLAR lock_openDialnet editor

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The main objective of this paper is to show the value of reading Spinoza's political philosophy from a republican point of view. Spinoza’s political theory incorporates lexical elements, concepts and problems taken from republicanism, which he transforms according to the metaphysical foundations of his philosophy and the Dutch context of his time. We can understand better the sense and reach of such a theory if we locate Spinoza in the republican tradition. After a brief characterization of Dutch republicanism, the paper shows how the basic themes and concepts of republicanism are present in the Theologico-Political Treatise and the Political Treatise. It focuses, especially, on the concept of freedom, key for the proposal of a democratic republic.

Bibliographic References

  • Spinoza, libertad, república, democracia, republicanismo holandés