Spinoza, "Political Treatise"

Course Information
TitleΣπινόζα, "Tractatus politicus" / Spinoza, "Political Treatise"
SchoolPhilosophy and Education
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
CoordinatorDimitrios Athanasakis
Course ID600014888

Programme of Study: UPS School of Philosophy and Education (2011-today)

Registered students: 66
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
PhilosophyCompulsory courses beloging to the selected specialisationWinter/Spring-6
PedagogicElective CoursesWinter/Spring-6

Class Information
Academic Year2018 – 2019
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Total Hours39
Class ID
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Examination)
  • French (Examination)
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to locate, understand and interpret the key positions of Spinoza's "Political Treatise".
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an international context
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Design and manage projects
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Respect natural environment
  • Demonstrate social, professional and ethical commitment and sensitivity to gender issues
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
Detailed examination, commentary and interpretation of Spinoza's "Political Treatise".
Spinoza, state, constitutions, power, natural right, multitude
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Multimedia
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Course Organization
Reading Assigment602.4
Written assigments512.0
Student Assessment
Final written examination. Dissertation (optional).
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
P.-F. Moreau, Σπινόζα. Κράτος και θρησκεία, μτφρ. Φ. Σιατίτσας, επιστ. επιμ. Δ. Αθανασάκης, Αθήνα: Σιδέρης, 2018 (Κωδικός Ευδόξου: 68401827). Ε. Μπαλιμπάρ, Ο Σπινόζα και η πολιτική, μτφρ. Α. Ι. Στυλιανού, Αθήνα: Εστία, 1996, 20103 (Κωδ. Ευδόξου: 68384781).
Additional bibliography for study
Α. ΠΗΓΕΣ Σπινόζα, Πολιτική πραγματεία, μτφρ. Α. Ι. Στυλιανού, Αθήνα, Πατάκης, 2013. Spinoza, Œuvres V: Tractatus politicus/Traité politique, éd. publiée sous la dir. de P.-F. Moreau, texte établi par Ο. Proietti, traduction, introduction, notes, glossaires, index et bibliographie par Ch. Ramond, Paris, Presses Universitaires de France, 1999. The Collected Works of Spinoza, Vol. II, edited and translated by E. Curley, Princeton, New Jersey, Princeton University Press, 2016. Β. ΜΕΛΕΤΕΣ Αθανασάκης Δ., Κράτος και ελευθερία του λόγου στη Θεολογικο-πολιτική Πραγματεία του Σπινόζα, δια-ΛΟΓΟΣ, 7 (2017), σ. 9-25. Moreau P.-F., Ο Σπινόζα και ο σπινοζισμός, μτφρ. Φ. Σιατίτσας, επιστ. επιμ. Δ. Αθανασάκης, Αθήνα, Ι. Σιδέρης, 2016. Στυλιανού Ά., Ο Σπινόζα και η δημοκρατία, Αθήνα, Πόλις, 2016. Jaquet Ch. et al., La multitude libre. Nouvelles lectures du Traité politique de Spinoza, Paris, éd. Amsterdam, 2008. Matheron A., Individu et communauté chez Spinoza, Paris, Minuit, 1969. Matheron A., Études sur Spinoza et les philosophies de l’âge classique, Lyon, ENS Éditions, 2011. Moreau P.-F., Spinoza. L’expérience et l’éternité, Paris, Presses Universitaires de France, 1994 (επανέκδοση: 2009). Moreau P.-F., Problèmes du spinozisme, Paris, Vrin, 2006. Moreau P.-F., Ramond Ch. (dir.), Lectures de Spinoza, Paris, Ellipses, 2006. Saada J. (dir.), Hobbes, Spinoza ou les politiques de la Parole, Lyon, ENS Éditions, 2009. Studia Spinozana, 1 (1985), «Spinoza’s Philosophy of Society». Zac S., Philosophie, théologie, politique dans l’œuvre de Spinoza, Paris, Vrin, 1979.
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