Accident or Necessity: Bayle’s Critique of Spinoza - The convergence of Stratonism and Epicurism in Bayle’s thought made a consistent use of Epicure against Straton dysfunctional within the complex polemical grid of the "Spinoza" article in the Historical and Critical Dictionary. But Epicurean atomism was crucial for Bayle’s opposition to Spinoza. So, we may conclude that the aporetic structure of this text is proof of the limits of its general comparative strategy, while showing at the same time the originality of Bayle’s position with respect to the trends prevailing in the culture of the age.
Keywords: Stratonism, Epicurism, Spinozism, Accident, Necessity, Marxism.
Parole chiave: Stratonismo, Epicureismo, Spinozismo, Caso, Necessità, Marxismo