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Author Spinoza, Benedictus de, 1632-1677, author.

Title Spinoza's ethics / translated by George Eliot ; edited by Clare Carlisle ; assistant editors, Zachary Gartenberg and Davide Monaco
Published Princeton : Princeton University Press, [2020]
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 369 pages)
Contents Frontmatter -- Contents -- Acknowledgments -- George Eliot's Spinoza. An introduction -- A Note on the Text -- ETHICS / Spinoza, Benedict de -- PART I. Of God -- PART II. On the Nature and Origin of the Mind -- PART III. On the Origin and Nature of the Emotions -- PART IV. On the Servitude of Man and on the Power of the Passions -- PART V. On the Power of the Intellect, or, On Human Liberty -- APPENDIX 1. The Wise Woman -- APPENDIX 2. Table of Emotions -- APPENDIX 3. List of George Eliot's Revisions to Her Translation -- Notes -- Index of Names and Works -- Subject Index
Summary "This is a scholarly edition of Eliot's translation of Spinoza's Ethics, which today reads as a fresh, elegant and faithful rendering of the original Latin text. The editor's notes on the text will indicate Eliot's amendments to her manuscript, and discuss those translation decisions which differ from the standard modern English editions, and have a bearing on interpretive and philosophical issues. Eliot's translation of the Ethics is prefaced by an editorial essay which briefly introduces Spinoza's text in its 17th-century context and outlines its key philosophical claims, before discussing Eliot's interest in Spinoza, the circumstances of her translation of the Ethics, and the influence of Spinoza's ideas on her literary work. It presents Eliot's reading of Spinoza in the broader context of the 19th-century reception of his philosophy by Romantic writers, while tracing the distinctive ways in which Eliot drew on Spinoza's radical views on religion, ethics, and human psychology"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Translated from the original Latin into English
Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on January 17, 2020)
Subject Spinoza, Benedictus de, 1632-1677. Ethica.
Ethica (Spinoza, Benedictus de)
PHILOSOPHY -- Ethics & Moral Philosophy.
Form Electronic book
Author Carlisle, Clare, 1977- editor.
Eliot, George, 1819-1880, translator.
Gartenberg, Zachary, assistant editor
Monaco, Davide, assistant editor
LC no. 2019031620
ISBN 0691197040
Other Titles Ethica. English