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PHIL0500A-W17

CRN: 10343

Resrch In Philosophy
Research in Philosophy
Supervised independent research in philosophy. (Approval required).

PHIL0500B-W17

CRN: 10657

Resrch In Philosophy
Research in Philosophy
Supervised independent research in philosophy. (Approval required).

PHIL0500C-W17

CRN: 10344

Resrch In Philosophy
Research in Philosophy
Supervised independent research in philosophy. (Approval required).

PHIL0500D-W17

CRN: 10345

Resrch In Philosophy
Research in Philosophy
Supervised independent research in philosophy. (Approval required).

PHIL0500E-W17

CRN: 10179

Resrch In Philosophy
Research in Philosophy
Supervised independent research in philosophy. (Approval required).

PHIL0500F-W17

CRN: 10346

Resrch In Philosophy
Research in Philosophy
Supervised independent research in philosophy. (Approval required).

PHIL0500H-W17

CRN: 10348

Resrch In Philosophy
Research in Philosophy
Supervised independent research in philosophy. (Approval required).

PHIL0500I-W17

CRN: 10727

Resrch In Philosophy
Research in Philosophy
Supervised independent research in philosophy. (Approval required).

PHIL0700A-W17

CRN: 10273

Senior Thesis
Senior Thesis
(Approval Required)

PHIL0700B-W17

CRN: 10658

Senior Thesis
Senior Thesis
(Approval Required)

PHIL0700C-W17

CRN: 10281

Senior Thesis
Senior Thesis
(Approval Required)

PHIL0700D-W17

CRN: 10349

Senior Thesis
Senior Thesis
(Approval Required)

PHIL0700E-W17

CRN: 10350

Senior Thesis
Senior Thesis
(Approval Required)

PHIL0700F-W17

CRN: 10351

Senior Thesis
Senior Thesis
(Approval Required)

PHIL0700H-W17

CRN: 10353

Senior Thesis
Senior Thesis
(Approval Required)

PHIL0700I-W17

CRN: 10728

Senior Thesis
Senior Thesis
(Approval Required)

PHIL0700J-W17

CRN: 10738

Senior Thesis
Senior Thesis
(Approval Required)

PHIL1004A-W17

CRN: 11378

Self and Subjectivity

PHIL1073A-W17

Cross-Listed As:
RELI1073A-W17

CRN: 11461

Religion Enlightenment
Please Register Via RELI 1073
“A Book Forged in Hell”: Religion, Enlightenment and Spinoza’s Theological-Political Treatise*
What is the role of religion in a modern state? When citizens’ religious freedoms collide with state interests, which should prevail? In his Theological-Political Treatise, Spinoza rejected the divine origin of scripture and the authority of religion and set the stage for modern textual criticism. He championed the separation of religion and state and laid the groundwork for modern secularism. One reviewer denounced the Treatise as “a book forged in hell.” We begin with a close reading of the Treatise and then consider Spinoza’s long legacy: the rise of liberalism and secularism, the origins of modern Biblical criticism, and the reasons why Spinoza has been called “the first modern Jew.”

Department of Philosophy

Twilight Hall
50 Franklin Street
Middlebury College
Middlebury, VT 05753

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