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Mariana de Gainza
Materialist Variations on Spinoza: Theoretical Alliances and Political Strategies
Common assertions suppose an incompatibility between critical-dialectical philosophies and Spinozist political ontologies, and allow for an Adornian critique of Spinoza’s Ethics: to live in accordance with one’s own being is a form of compliance to dominant values. By mapping contemporary Spinozism I show that within its tensions there is a place for dialectics, one which can be read in dialogue with the Adornian gesture denouncing the purported identity between particular and universal.
2021. materialism; moral philosophy; ethics; logic; politics, practical; Adorno, Theodor W.; Spinoza, Baruch