(Wicked) Radical Affects (Spinoza)


“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)

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