L’ombra di Spinoza nei Balcani del Settecento. Il caso della Vera Felicità di Athanasios Psalidas

Giorgio Stamboulis


This article deals with the spread of Spinoza’s thought in the Eighteenth century Balkans with special regards to Psalidas’ True Happiness. Psalidas’ book presents the first translation of some key parts of Spinoza's Ethics in the context of a theist approach. The analysis presents the hermeneutic comprehension of this document bearing in mind Israel’s interpretation of the Enlightenment and the debate of Greek scholars about Psalidas. The final aim is to furnish a first view on the reception of the Ethics in the Balkans and on how this reception influenced the structure of a seminal work such as True Happiness.


Spinoza; Psalidas; Happiness; Empiricism; Revelation

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.13128/ds-23067

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