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Seminar 22: Warren Montag: “Conversion and Martyrdom”

Tuesday 30 July 2013

6.00 PM to 7.30 PM

Metcalfe Auditorium, Macquarie Building, State Library of New South Wales

Adults $15, Friends and Concessions $10.

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According to Spinoza, societies form through a mechanism of imitation. People involuntarily mimic the emotions of the others. This sharing of feelings means that the individual is always related to others. Much of Part IV of the Ethics concerns how the imitation of hatred produces self-hatred. This stages an encounter with two important forms of self-hatred: conversion and martyrdom….
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