Does religious pluralism undermine political co-operation? Does religion differ from superstition? What is the scope of philosophical knowledge? Can it live alongside religious faith? How can states combine pluralism with solidarity? How deeply does political co-operation depend on imagined narratives? These and other themes of Spinoza’s seminal Theologico-Political Treatise will be discussed.
Speakers include Etienne Balibar, author of Spinoza and Politics and The Philosophy of Marx and co-author of Reading Capital and Race, Nation, Class and Warren Montag, author of Unthinkable Swift, Bodies, Masses, Power: Spinoza and His Contempraries and co-editor of Masses, Classes and the Public Sphere.