Redemptive Philosophies

Author: Lydia Bat Sheba Amir
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It was Nietzsche who first called attention to the similarities of his views to Spinoza's. As he was not really acquainted with the Dutch philosopher, it is interesting to find out whether he was mistakenly enthusiastic about their resemblance. A comprehensive study of the kinship and opposition of Nietzsche and Spinoza, these famous enemy-brothers, seems thus necessary. Initially close by their common enmity toward organized religion, Spinoza and Nietzsche offer alternatives to such religions and to each other. Both philosophies are centered on the idea of personal salvation, redemption or liberation, along with its affiliated concepts of rebirth, redeeming love, eternal life, blessedness or joy. These concepts, retained from organized religions, are now infused with new contents which mark Spinoza's and Nietzsche's respective thought as original redemptive philosophies. Centered on personal redemption - Spinoza's and Nietzsche's common philosophic and personal objective - this study clarifies the controversies and affinities between the alternative redemptions they offer to organized religion and to each other.
Redemptive Philosophies
Language: en
Pages: 224
Authors: Lydia Bat Sheba Amir
Categories:
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-12 - Publisher:

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