Becoming political: Spinoza’s vital republicanism and the democratic power of judgement [Book Review]

Contemporary Political Theory 19 (2):116-120 (2020)
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Abstract

In this review, I propose that the core contribution of Skeaff's book is to supplement existing discourses of non-domination and agonistic politics with the distinctly Spinozist concept of immanent normativity. However, I question whether this immanent normativity is so clearly and efficaciously democratic as Skeaff presumes.

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Sandra Leonie Field
Monash University

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