Spinoza: Ethics

Spinoza: Ethics : Proved in Geometrical Order

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Spinoza's Ethics is one of the most significant texts of the early modern period, important to history, philosophy, Jewish studies and religious studies. It had a major influence on Enlightenment thinkers and the development of the modern world. In Ethics, Spinoza addresses the most fundamental perennial philosophical questions concerning the nature of God, human beings and a good life. His startling answers synthesize the longstanding traditions of ancient Greek and Jewish philosophy with the developments of the emerging scientific revolution. The resulting philosophical system casts out the willing, personal God of Abrahamic religions and takes up the challenge of reconceiving the natural world and human beings in an entirely secular way. This volume offers a new translation based on a new critical edition, reflecting the state of the art in Spinoza scholarship, and also includes an introduction, chronology and glossary to help make this notoriously difficult text accessible.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 152 x 227 x 16mm | 540g
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1107655633
  • 9781107655638
  • 243,840

Table of contents

Introduction; Chronology; Further reading; Note on the text and translation; First part; Second part; Third part; Fourth part; Fifth part.
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About Michael Silverthorne

Matthew J. Kisner is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of South Carolina. He is the author of Spinoza on Human Freedom: Reason, Autonomy and the Good Life (Cambridge, 2011) and the co-editor (with Andrew Youpa) of Essays on Spinoza's Ethical Theory (2014). Michael Silverthorne, formerly Professor in Classics at McGill University, Montreal, has translated a number of neo-Latin texts including works by Bacon, Pufendorf, Locke and Francis Hutcheson. He co-translated Spinoza's Theological-Political Treatise (Cambridge, 2007).
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