Mark Somos on Secularization in Grotius

JMC-Huntington Library Fellow and participant in the Sacred and Secular Revolutions project, Mark Somos offers an interpretation of Grotius’s De veritate “that resolves its ostensible contradictions and uncovers its coherence when it is read as a text designed primarily with an irenic purpose, a didactic method, and having a secularising effect regardless of the author’s intention.”

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Mark Somos is a Research Fellow at Harvard’s Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics, an Affiliate Scholar with the Tobin Project, and Senior Visiting Research Fellow at Sussex Law School.  He is the author of Secularisation and the Leiden Circle and of numerous articles and chapters in the area of political thought.