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L’amicizia tra gelosia e gratitudine. Riconoscimento e virtù nell’«Etica» di B. Spinoza.

Francesco Toto

Abstract: Drawing on Baruch Spinoza’s analyses of jealousy and gratitude this article demonstrates the importance of friendship in his Ethics. Friendship is shown to be crucial both for those driven by reason and for those dominated by emotions. This article also shows the significance of the desire for recognition in the genesis of friendship itself. My emphasis on the notion of friendship addresses a gap in Spinozian studies and it produces a new reading of the problem of continuity/discontinuity between passion and virtue. Through this analysis the possibility of an affective agreement among men emerges