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A Theologico Political Treatise Part Iv

Auhtor: Baruch Spinoza

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... OF THE NATURAL AND CIVIL RIGHTS OF INDIVIDUALS AND OF THE RIGHTS OF THE SOVEREIGN POWER. (1) Hitherto our care has been to separate ...
... it sanctions. [16:4] (55) It will, perhaps, be thought that we are turning subjects into slaves: for slaves obey commands and free men ...
... may be thus defined. (61) A slave is one who is bound to obey his master's orders, though they are given solely in the master's interest: a son ...
... bound by the Divine command to love their neighbour as themselves, it may be said that they cannot, without wrong, do injury to anyone, or live ...
... things to his liking, judging a thing to be just or unjust, lawful or unlawful, according as he thinks it will bring him profit or loss: vanity ...
... but God's power could preserve them that they surrendered to God the natural power of self-preservation, which they formerly, perhaps, thought they ...
... captains of the tribes-namely, that when the dominion was divided, each might take care of his own part consulting God through the high priest ...
... were not all managed by one man, nor by a single council, nor by the popular vote, but partly by one tribe, partly by the rest in equal shares, ...
... and season- in fact, his whole life was one long school of obedience (see Chap. V. on the use of ceremonies) such a habit was thus engendered, that ...
... of the crime of Manasseh, who dared to place au idol in the Temple. (155) The laws, scrupulously preserved in the inmost sanctuary, were objects ...
... in the name of God, so that they might have creatures of their own to oppose to the true prophets. (198) However, in spite of all their attempts, ...
... period), without any war, foreign or civil. (33) After the kings acquired sovereign power, the fighting was no longer for peace and liberty, ...
... acted as principals in the settlement made by them at the time of the Earl of Leicester's mission: they always reserved for themselves the ...
... the instrumentality of earthly potentates. (14) It follows from what has been said, that the practice of justice and charity only acquires the ...
... power. (62) Moses, as we have shown, left no successor to his dominion, but so distributed his prerogatives, that those who came after him seemed, ...
... (who are also human, and private citizens, and who ought to mind only their own affairs), or if others whom it is proposed to entrust ...
... reason and judgment no one can act against the authorities without danger to the state, though his feelings and judgment may be at variance ...
... in maintaining public peace and tranquillity these could not be preserved if every man were to live as he pleased therefore it is no less ...
... schisms do not originate in a love of truth, which is a source of courtesy and gentleness, but rather in an inordinate desire for supremacy, ...
... XVI. concerning rights. End of Part IV Endnotes. Recommended ReadingAre you enjoy this book? Other books that may be interesting ...