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    Why Spinoza Is Intolerant of Atheists.Michael A. Rosenthal - 2012 - Review of Metaphysics 65 (4):813-839.
    This paper tests the extent of Spinoza’s liberalism through examining the question whether he would tolerate atheists. The first section analyzes the meaning of atheism through the epistolary exchange with Lambert van Velthuysen. It argues that it makes a difference whether Spinoza is an atheist in the strict sense—someone who explicitly denies the existence of God—or a deist—someone who holds a view of unorthodox God. Spinoza denies the charge that his idea of God undermines morality and he also defends his (...)
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    Spinoza, Bayle, and the Enlightenment Politics of Philosophical Certainty.Adam Sutcliffe - 2008 - History of European Ideas 34 (1):66-76.
    This article explores the complex and contested intellectual relationship between two of the key thinkers of the Early Enlightenment: Spinoza and Bayle. The key issue of contention between them is not, it is argued, the question of the existence and nature of God, but their profoundly contrasting visions of the nature of philosophy as a politically emancipatory practice. The article analyzes Bayle's rejection of Spinoza's systemic certainty, and the significance of this rejection in relation to Bayle's own anti-systemic philosophy of (...)
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    Spinoza's Republican Argument for Toleration.Michaela Rosenthal - 2003 - Journal of Political Philosophy 11 (3):320–337.
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    Tolerance as a Virtue in Spinoza's.Michael A. Rosenthal - 2001 - Journal of the History of Philosophy 39 (4).
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    Locke, Spinoza and the Philosophical Debate Concerning Toleration in the Early Enlightenment.Jonathan Irvine Israel - 1999
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    Spinoza, Liberalism, and the Question of Jewish Identity.Steven B. Smith - 1997 - Yale University Press.
    Baruch de Spinoza —often recognized as the first modern Jewish thinker—was also a founder of modern liberal political philosophy. This book is the first to connect systematically these two aspects of Spinoza's legacy. Steven B. Smith shows that Spinoza was a politically engaged theorist who both advocated and embodied a new conception of the emancipated individual, a thinker who decisively influenced such diverse movements as the Enlightenment, liberalism, and political Zionism. Focusing on Spinoza's _Theologico-Political Treatise_, Smith argues that Spinoza was (...)
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    Routledge Philosophy Guidebook to Spinoza on Politics.Daniel Frank & Jason Waller - 2015 - Routledge.
    Baruch Spinoza is one of the most influential and controversial political philosophers of the early modern period. Though best-known for his contributions to metaphysics, Spinoza’s Theological-Political Treatise and his unfinished Political Treatise were widely debated and helped to shape the political writings of philosophers as diverse as Rousseau, Kant, Marx, Nietzsche, and even Locke. In addition to its enormous historical importance, Spinoza’s political philosophy is also strikingly contemporary in its advocacy of toleration of unpopular religious and political views and his (...)
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    The Moral and Political Philosophy of Spinoza.Hans W. Blom - 1993 - In G. H. R. Parkinson (ed.), The Renaissance and Seventeenth-Century Rationalism. Routledge.
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    Spinoza and the Rise of Liberalism.Lewis Samuel Feuer - 1958 - Transaction Books.
    CHAPTER The Excommunication of Baruch Spinoza The Decree of Anathema A man excommunicate is a man alone. He is severed from his past, his parents, teachers , ...
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