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What does it suggest to consider, and with, Spinoza at the present time? This assortment, the 1st commonly interdisciplinary quantity facing Spinozan concept, asserts the significance of Spinoza’s philosophy of immanence for modern cultural and philosophical debates.
Engaging with Spinoza’s insistence at the centrality of the passions because the web site of the inventive and efficient forces shaping society, this assortment evaluations the impulse to transcendence and regimes of mastery, exposing common values as illusory. Spinoza Now pursues Spinoza’s problem to desert the temptation to imagine in the course of the prism of loss of life to be able to arrive at a very liberatory concept of freedom. during this daring activity, the essays amassed the following expand the Spinozan undertaking past the disciplinary obstacles of philosophy to surround all varieties of life-affirming job, together with the humanities and literature. The essays, taken jointly, recommend that “Spinoza now” isn't really quite a bit a press release a few “truth” that Spinoza’s writings can divulge to us in our current state of affairs. it's, particularly, the injunction to stick to the perspective that affirms either necessity and impossibility.
Contributors: Alain Badou, École Normale Supérieure; Mieke Bal, Amsterdam tuition for Cultural research; Cesare Casarino, U of Minnesota; Justin Clemens, U of Melbourne; Simon Duffy, U of Sydney; Sebastian Egenhofer, U of Basel; Alexander García Düttmann, Goldsmiths, U of London; Arthur Jacobson, Yeshiva U; A. Kiarina Kordela, Macalester university; Michael Mack, U of Nottingham; Warren Montag, Occidental university; Antonio Negri; Christopher Norris, U of Cardiff, Wales; Anthony Uhlmann, U of Western Sydney.

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