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Spinoza"s Ethics (and) On the correction of the understanding

Baruch Spinoza

Spinoza"s Ethics (and) On the correction of the understanding

by Baruch Spinoza

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Published by Dent, Dulton in London .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Statementtranslated by Andrew Boyle.
The Physical Object
Paginationxliv,267p.
Number of Pages267
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL20031844M

  Book Description. Baruch Spinoza’s Ethics is a dense masterpiece of sustained argumentative reasoning. It earned its place as one of the most important and influential books in Western philosophy by virtue of its uncompromisingly direct arguments about the nature of God, the universe, free will, and human morals. A seminal contribution to 17th-century rationalism, Spinoza's Ethics refutes the dualism of René Descartes and provides a bridge between religion and modern-day psychology. This edition is the translation by R. H. M. Elwes. Public Domain (P) Tantor More from the same.

Im currently reading Nick Bostrom’s book, Superintelligence and also reading Luciano Floridi’s book, The 4th revolution. Both of these books are meant for the lay public. That said, Bostrom’s book reads like a stale pack of saltines. It’s amazing to me how he could take a topic like AI and super-intelligence and make it so dry and boring.   Most readers of Spinoza treat him as a pure metaphysician, a grim determinist, or a stoic moralist, but none of these descriptions captures the author of the Ethics, argues Steven B. Smith in this intriguing ng a new reading of Spinoza’s masterpiece, Smith asserts that the Ethics is a celebration of human freedom and its attendant joys and responsibilities and should be placed.

Ethics Benedict Spinoza I: God 7: It pertains to the nature of a substance to exist. A substance can’t be produced by anything else (by the corollary to 6), so it must be its own cause; and that, by D1, is to say that its essence necessarily involves existence, i.e. it pertains to its nature to exist. 8: Every substance is necessarily infinite. An authoritative edition of George Eliot's elegant translation of Spinoza's greatest philosophical work In , Marian Evans completed her translation of Benedict de Spinoza's Ethics while living in Berlin with the philosopher and critic George Henry Lewes. This would have become the first edition of Spinoza's controversial masterpiece in English, but the translation remained unpublished.


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Ethics by Baruch Spinoza (a.k.a. Benedict de Spinoza) was originally published in under the Latin title of Ethica, ordine geometrico demonstrata. Though the title highlights Spinoza’s ethical philosophy, the scope of the book is much by: 5.

Clare Carlisle’s introduction places the Ethics in its seventeenth-century context and explains its key philosophical claims. She discusses George Eliot’s intellectual formation, her interest in Spinoza, the circumstances of her translation of the Ethics, and the influence of Spinoza’s ideas on her literary work.

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The main characters of this philosophy, non fiction story are. This is a guidebook to the Ethics, the major work of the seventeenth- century philosopher Baruch Spinoza.

This book differs from other introductory books on Spinoza in a number of ways. 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 : Steven Nadler. Baruch Spinoza (–) was born in Amsterdam during a period of unprecedented scientific, artistic, and intellectual discovery.

Upon its release, Spinoza’s Ethics was banned; today it is the quintessential example of philosophical method. Although acknowledged as difficult, the book is widely taught in philosophy, literature, history, and : Indiana University Press.

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The book then guides the reader to a clear understanding of the text as a whole, before exploring the reception and influence of this classic philosophical work. Spinoza’s best-known work is his Ethics. Also influential is his pseudonymously published Theological-Political Treatise, which one critic characterized as “a book forged in hell by the devil himself.” In the Treatise, Spinoza starkly criticizes the role of religion in politics and calls for a secular, democratic form of government.

The Ethics (Spinoza’s main work), is exposed as is a treatise on geometry: from definitions, axioms and postulates, it follows an ordered series of theorems, proofs and corollaries.

This geometry, far from being inessential, the manifest will of the philosopher to. Baruch Spinoza&#;s Ethics is a dense masterpiece of sustained argumentative reasoning. It earned its place as one of the most important and influential books in Western philosophy by virtue of its uncompromisingly direct arguments about the nature of God, the universe, free will, Pages: Ethics, Part V The role of intuitive knowledge emerges in Book V.

What Spinoza calls “the intellectual love of God” is knowledge of the third kind. (See the scholium tp Prop V) Prop V explains that to know things in this way is the highest virtue of the mind.

Prop V explains that from it we derive the highest contentment of mind. At length I pass to the remaining portion of my Ethics, which is concerned with the way leading to freedom.

I shall therefore treat therein of the power of the reason, showing how far the reason can control the emotions, and what is the nature of Mental Freedom or Blessedness ; we shall then be able to see, how much more powerful the wise man is than the ignorant.

The fifteen essays in this Critical Guide aim to contribute to the latest research on Spinoza's than focusing on a particular theme, the volume provides balanced coverage of the standard topics (metaphysics, knowledge, emotions, ethics), without falling prey to the common tendency to focus on the first two parts of the Ethics.

An authoritative edition of George Eliot's elegant translation of Spinoza's greatest philosophical work InMarian Evans completed her translation of Benedict de Spinoza's Ethics while livi Spinoza's Ethics - Read book online.

Translated by and ng. With an Introduction by Don Garrett. Benedict de Spinoza lived a life of blameless simplicity as a lens-grinder in Holland.

And yet in his lifetime he was expelled from the Jewish community in Amsterdam as a heretic, and after his death his works were first banned by the Christian authorities as atheistic, then hailed by humanists as the gospel of 3/5(1).

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VI. By God, I mean a being absolutely infinite—that is, a substance consisting in infinite attributes, of which each expresses eternal and infinite essentiality. Explanation—I say absolutely infinite, not infinite after its kind: for, of a thing infinite only after its kind, infinite attributes may be denied ; but that which is absolutely infinite, contains in its essence whatever.