Friday, 19 May 2017

Quotes 2017 #139

"It may be remarked that the term 'servitude' (SERVITUS) used by Spinoza as a description of what is generally called 'vice' or 'sin' and what he calls 'impotence,' just as its opposite term 'liberty' used by him later, is borrowed from New Testament as well as rabbinic theology and reflects the expression 'servant of sin' (SERVUS PECATI in the Vulgate)."

Harry Austryn Wolfson, The Philosophy of Spinoza.