Sheldon Richman discusses an unusual topic for the show: the life and philosophy of Baruch Spinoza. Richman’s latest installment of TGIF looks at Spinoza’s thought and encourages us to apply his teachings to today’s politics.
Discussed on the show:
- “TGIF: Spinoza – A Man for Our Troubled Times” (Libertarian Institute)
- Benedict de Spinoza
- Tractatus Theologico-Politicus
- Two Treatises of Government
- Thirty Years’ War
- The Myth of Religious Violence: Secular Ideology and the Roots of Modern Conflict
Sheldon Richman is the executive editor of the Libertarian Institute and the author of America’s Counter-Revolution: The Constitution Revisited. Follow him on Twitter @SheldonRichman.
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