Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 January 2019

264 Pages

6.14 x 9.21 inches

ISBN: 9781474421249

Bookseller Code (06)

The Spinoza-Machiavelli Encounter

Time and Occasion

First Edition

Vittorio Morfino
Preface by Etienne Balibar and Translated by Dave Mesing

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Spinoza Series

  • The first translation into English of this exhaustive account of the Spinoza-Machiavelli relationship and its relevance for contemporary philosophy
  • Provides a thorough overview of the Machiavellian texts available to Spinoza in his library, and an analysis of Machiavellian arguments throughout Spinoza's text
  • Develops the complex relationship between ontology and politics, as distinct from political ontology
  • Focuses on the concepts of causality, temporality and politics
  • Leads to an understanding of history as a complex and plural interweaving of necessarily contingent events