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Jaquet, Chantal:
Longing ('desiderium') for Vengeance as the Foundation of the Commonwealth

In: Spinoza's 'Political Treatise' : A Critical Guide  / Melamed, Yitzhak Y. ; Sharp, Hasana (Hrsg./eds.). - Cambridge [e.a.] : Cambridge University Press, 2018: 78-92. - (Cambridge Critical Guides)

Literature type: Articles
Language: English
Thematic areas: Commentary of works, Anthropology / psychology / doctrine of affections / body and mind, Theory of society, Philosophy of politics and law
Subject: E, TP

Complete bibliographic evaluation: yes
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English commentary: "'Desiderium' defined as sadness in the absence of what we love, can ... become an engine of history and set the multitude in motion towards a search for satisfaction.
By introducing this new motive for unity in the 'Political Treatise', Spinoza therefore continues the political reappropriation of sad affects and puts them in the service of a greater power, for the greatest joy of all." (p. 92)

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