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Author Nadler, Steven M., 1958-

Title Spinoza's Ethics : an introduction / Steven Nadler
Published New York : Cambridge University Press, 2006

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Description 1 online resource (xvii, 281 pages)
Series Cambridge introductions to key philosophical texts
Cambridge introductions to key philosophical texts.
Contents Spinoza's life and works -- The geometric method -- On God : substance -- On God : necessity and determinism -- The human being -- Knowledge and will -- The passions -- Virtue and the free man -- Eternity and blessedness
Summary Spinoza's Ethics is one of the most remarkable, important, and difficult books in the history of philosophy: a treatise simultaneously on metaphysics, knowledge, philosophical psychology, moral philosophy, and political philosophy. It presents, in Spinoza's famous 'geometric method', his radical views on God, Nature, the human being, and happiness. In this wide-ranging 2006 introduction to the work, Steven Nadler explains the doctrines and arguments of the Ethics, and shows why Spinoza's endlessly fascinating ideas may have been so troubling to his contemporaries, as well as why they are still highly relevant today. He also examines the philosophical background to Spinoza's thought and the dialogues in which Spinoza was engaged - with his contemporaries (including Descartes and Hobbes), with ancient thinkers (especially the Stoics), and with his Jewish rationalist forebears. His book is written for the student reader but will also be of interest to specialists in early modern philosophy
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 275-278) and index
Notes English
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Subject Spinoza, Benedictus de, 1632-1677. Ethica.
Spinoza, Benedictus de 1632-1677
Spinoza, Benedictus de.
Ethica (Spinoza, Benedictus de)
Ethics.
Ethics
ethics (philosophy)
PHILOSOPHY -- Social.
PHILOSOPHY -- Ethics & Moral Philosophy.
Ethics.
Ethik
Ethica (Spinoza)
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2005033361
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