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Author Cook, J. Thomas

Title Spinoza's 'Ethics' : a Reader's Guide
Published London : Bloomsbury Publishing, 2007


Description 1 online resource (254 pages)
Series Reader's Guides
Reader's Guides
Contents Cover; Title Page; Contents; Dedication; Acknowledgements; Preface; 1. Spinoza and the Ethics: background and context; 2. Main themes and influences; 3. Reading the text; Part 1 -- On God; Part 2 -- On the Nature and Origin of the Mind; Part 3 -- On the Origin and Nature of the Affects; Part 4 -- Of Human Bondage, or the Power of the Emotions; Part 5 -- On the Power of the Intellect, or On Human Freedom; 4. The influence of the Ethics; Notes for further reading; eCopyright
Summary The Ethics is one of the undisputed masterworks of early modern philosophy. In this single volume Spinoza offers the reader an unorthodox account of God, a novel version of the mind-body relation, a systematic theory of the emotions and a detailed prescription for human virtue and blessedness. Too controversial to be published during his lifetime, it was surreptitiously printed by Spinoza's friends after his death. Nowadays the Ethics is studied in university classes as an exemplary work of early modern rationalism. In Spinoza's 'Ethics': A Reader's Guide, J. Thomas Cook explains the philosoph
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Subject Spinoza, Benedictus de, 1632-1677. Ethica.
Ethica (Spinoza, Benedictus de)
ethics (philosophy)
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781441196729