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Title Freedom, action, and motivation in Spinoza's Ethics / edited by Noa Naaman-Zauderer
Published New York, NY : Routledge, 2019


Description 1 online resource
Series Routledge studies in seventeenth-century philosophy ; 23
Routledge studies in seventeenth-century philosophy ; 23.
Contents Introduction / Noa Naaman-Zauderer -- Steps toward Eleaticism in Spinoza's philosophy of action / Michael Della Rocca -- Spinoza's activities : freedom without independence / Matthew J. Kisner -- Descartes and Spinoza on the primitive passions : why so different? / Lisa Shapiro -- Spinoza on the primary affects / John Carriero -- Affectivity and cognitive perfection / Lilli Alanen -- Deciding what to do: the relation of affect and reason in Spinoza's ethics / Donald Rutherford -- Materializing Spinoza's account of human freedom / Julie R. Klein -- Spinoza's values : joy, desire, and good in the ethics / Steven Nadler -- Spinoza on human freedoms and the eternity of the mind / Noa Naaman-Zauderer -- The enigma of Spinoza's Amor Dei Intellectualis / Yitzhak Y. Melamed
Summary "The present volume posits the themes of freedom, action, and motivation as the central principles that drive Spinoza's Ethics from its first part to its last. It assembles essays by internationally leading scholars who provide different, sometimes opposing interpretations of these fundamental themes as they operate across the five parts of the Ethics and within its manifold domains. The diversity of issues, approaches, and perspectives within this volume, along with the chapters' common focus, open up new ways of understanding not only some of the key concepts and main objectives in the Ethics but also the threads unifying the entire work. The sequence of essays in the book broadly follows the order of the Ethics, providing up-to-date perspectives of Spinoza's views on freedom, action, and motivation in their ontological, cognitive, physical, affective, and ethical facets. This enables readers to engage with a variety of new interpretations of these key themes of the Ethics and to reconsider their consequences both for other related issues in the Ethics and for the relevance of the Ethics to contemporary trends in philosophy of action and motivation. The essays will contribute to the growing interest in Spinoza's Ethics and spark further discussion and debate within and outside the vast body of scholarship on this important work. Freedom, Action, and Motivation in Spinoza's Ethics will be of interest to scholars and advanced students working on Spinoza and early modern philosophy"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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SUBJECT Spinoza, Benedictus de, 1632-1677. Ethica.
Ethica (Spinoza, Benedictus de) fast (OCoLC)fst01356339
Subject Ethics.
Act (Philosophy)
Motivation (Psychology)
ethics (philosophy)
PHILOSOPHY -- History & Surveys -- Modern.
Act (Philosophy)
Motivation (Psychology)
Form Electronic book
Author Naaman Zauderer, Noa, editor
LC no. 2019032019
ISBN 9780429350962