Informations and abstract
Keywords: Modern philosophy, republicanism, Modern history, politics, literature
This text features authors and works until now rather neglected by the philosophical critic. My aim is to examine some historical, theatrical and literary works - differently connected with Spinoza, Amsterdam and the Dutch Golden Age - such as defended the liberty and the liberties of Modern citizens against tyranny (monarchy) and censure. As cultural background of several great philosophical ideas, I introduce different sources that are at the roots of modern society and modern State with their thick problems: the nature of democracy and of freedom, the relationship between social changes and State's settlement, citizenship and immigration, and the political use of art and public communication.