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Single Idea 17227

[catalogued under 25. Social Practice / A. Freedoms / 1. Slavery]

Full Idea

Slavery is a disgraceful crime.

Gist of Idea

Slavery is a disgraceful crime


Baruch de Spinoza (The Ethics [1675], IVApp 21)

Book Reference

Spinoza,Benedict de: 'Ethics', ed/tr. White,WH/Stirling,AH [Wordsworth 2001], p.220

A Reaction

Note the date of this - when the slave trade is just getting going, and long before it is threatened or criticised.