Spinoza's Critique of Religion

Spinoza's Critique of Religion

Leo Strauss

Leo Strauss articulates the clash among cause and revelation as he explores Spinoza's medical, comparative, and textual remedy of the Bible. Strauss compares Spinoza's Theologico-political Treatise and the Epistles, exhibiting their relation to severe controversy on faith from Epicurus and Lucretius via Uriel da Costa and Isaac Peyrere to Thomas Hobbes.

Strauss's autobiographical Preface, lines his dilemmas as a tender liberal highbrow in Germany through the Weimar Republic, as a student in exile, and as a pacesetter of yank philosophical thought.

"[For] these drawn to Strauss the political thinker, and in addition those that doubt no matter if we've completed the 'final resolution' in recognize to both the nature of political technological know-how or the matter of the relation of faith to the state." —Journal of Politics

"A great contribution to the considering all these drawn to the ageless difficulties of religion, revelation, and reason." —Kirkus Reviews

Leo Strauss (1899-1973) was once the Robert Maynard Hutchins exotic carrier Professor Emeritus of political technological know-how on the collage of Chicago. His contributions to political technological know-how contain The Political Philosophy of Hobbes, the town and the guy, what's Political Philosophy?, and Liberalism historical and Modern.

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