Reference Guide and List of Abbreviations Preface A. Kiarina Kordela and Dimitris Vardoulakis Chapter 1: Equality and Power: Spinoza's Reformulation of the Aristotelian Tradition of Egalitarianism Dimitris Vardoulakis Chapter 2: Spinoza's Ethics and Politics of Freedom: Active and Passive Power Aurelia Armstrong Chapter 3: Grammars of Conatus: or, On the Primacy of Resistance in Spinoza, Foucault, and Deleuze Cesare Casarino Chapter 4: Beyond Legitimacy: The State as an Imaginary Entity in Spinoza's Political Ontology Juan Domingo Sanchez Estop Chapter 5: The Cold Quietness of the Stars: Proof, Rhetoric, and the Authority of Reason in the Ethics Joseph Hughes Chapter 6: Spinoza: A Different Power to Act Antonio Negri Chapter 7: Commanding the Body: The Language of Subjection in Ethics III, P2S Warren Montag Chapter 8: Interrupting the System: Spinoza and Maroon Thought James Edward Ford III Chapter 9: Spinoza's Biopolitics: Commodification of Substance, and Secular Immortality A. Kiarina Kordela Bibliography Index
This collection of essays departs from the received wisdom concerning Spinoza's political thought, framing its discussions of his ethics through concepts of authority, power and resistance.
A. Kiarina Kordela is Professor of German and Director of the Critical Theory Program, at Macalester College, and honorary adjunct professor at the University of Western Sydney, Australia. Dimitris Vardoulakis is Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Western Sydney, Australia.
The two volumes of Spinoza's Authority have a great deal to offer
students and working scholars alike. They contribute to the
continental tradition of the interpretation of Spinoza, and they
also describe Spinozism as an approach to current social and
political issues. * Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews *
This is an excellent and timely collection of studies of Spinoza's political philosophy. It provides a comprehensive and up-to-date panoramic view of the engagement with Spinoza's politics from within the tradition of continental philosophy * Yitzhak Y. Melamed, Charlotte Bloomberg Professor of Philosophy and the Humanities, Johns Hopkins University, USA *