El sujeto político en Spinoza : cuerpo, multitud y Estado


Rodríguez Rial, Gabriela
Abdo Ferez, Cecilia




193 p.


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This thesis aims to study the status of the political subject in the thought of Baruch Spinoza. In order to do that, it is divided into three chapters concerning the body, the multitude and the State. Each one of these concepts allows to analize in detail the way the political subject is displayed. In this sense, it is mentioned the difference regarding the physics as it was understood by Rene Descartes, and it is elucidated how Spinoza built an own physics in Principles of Cartesian philosophy and in the 13th proposition of the second part of the Ethics. Whilst it is also a reunion of bodies marked by the same affect, the political subject is investigated in second place as multitude. Thus, it is explained the affective dynamic that constitute the multitude and it is described how it is characterized in the Theologico-political treatise and in the Political treatise. Finally, given that the power of the multitude defines the State, in third place both aceptions of power (as potestas and as potential) are inquired in Spinoza, to subsequently detail how the state instance is presented in the afromentioned treatises and to theorize the function that the State would play in a democratic regime. Thus, we understand that the multitude can be conceptualized as a composite body and that the State is constituted as its necessary effect.

Título obtenido

Magister de la Universidad de Buenos Aires en Teoría Política y Social

Institución otorgante

Universidad de Buenos Aires. Facultad de Ciencias Sociales

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