(Wicked) Radical Affects (Spinoza)

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“Everyone knows how it goes–a disgust with the present, a craving to make fundamental changes, uncontrolled anger, a scorn for poverty–these affects lead men to wickedness.”

(Spinoza, Theological-Political Treatise, Chapter XVII)

(thank you, Julie Klein for posting this on FB)

About zjb

Zachary Braiterman is Professor of Religion in the Department of Religion at Syracuse University. His specialization is modern Jewish though and philosophical aesthetics. http://religion.syr.edu
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