The Savage Anomaly: The Power of Spinoza's Metaphysics and Politics (HF,FSN,FSV)
Publisher: Univ er sity of Minne sota Press 1991 | 320 Pages | ISBN: 0816618763 , 0816618771 | PDF | 26 MB
A re-reading of Spinoza's philosophical and political writings within the historical context of the development of the modern state and its attendant political economy.
Spinoza is the anomaly. In the century that saw the birth of bourgeois ideology and the bourgeois State, Spinoza discovered an alternative mode of thought and practice, a nondialectical path to social organization and liberation. Spinoza's work illuminates an alternative to the bourgeois arc of Modern thought that extends from Hobbes to Rousseau and Hegel. Spinozian ontology presents an absolutely positive and univocal conception of being, founded on the material power of its own constitutive force. It is a "savage" conception in that it rejects any preformed model of order, any external organization, any hierarchy, and insists instead on being continually remade through a constitutive process on the immanent field of forces