Ethics

Ethics : with The Treatise on the Emendation of the Intellect and Selected Letters

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Since their publication in 1982, Samuel Shirley's translations of Spinoza's Ethics and Selected Letters have been commended for their accuracy and readability. Now with the addition of his new translation of Treatise on the Emendation of the Intellect this enlarged edition will be even more useful to students of Spinoza's thought.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 140 x 216 x 15.49mm | 227g
  • Cambridge, MA, United States
  • English
  • 2nd UK ed.
  • 0872201309
  • 9780872201309
  • 135,297

Table of contents

Contents: THE ETHICS -- Part One: Concerning God; Part Two: Of the Nature and Origin of the Mind; Part Three: Concerning the Origin and Nature of the Emotions; Part Four: Of Human Bondage, or the Nature of the Emotions; Part Five: Of the Power of the Intellect, or of Human Freedom; TREATISE ON THE EMENDATION OF THE INTELLECT; Selected Letters.
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Review quote

Professor Shirley has provided a translation which is fluent, eminently readable, and responsive to current research into Spinoza's thought. Where a particular passage is difficult or obscure, Shirley never attempts to interpose himself between the reader and Spinoza, nor to side with one or another competing school of interpretation. This makes his translation not just an ideal introduction for the reader new to Spinoza, but also a trustworthy source of insight for the more advanced reader. --Lee C. Rice, Marquette University
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About Baruch Spinoza

Samuel Shirley, (1912-2006), was Classics Exhibitioner of Balliol College, Oxford, and Latin Lecturer at Cardiff University.
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