Ethics

by Spinoza, Benedictus de, 1632-1677,

Format: Print Book 1996
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Mt. Lebanon Public Library Non-Fiction 170.44 Spi
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Summary
A profoundly beautiful and uniquely insightful description of the universe, Benedict de Spinoza's Ethics is one of the masterpieces of Enlightenment-era philosophy.

Published shortly after his death, the Ethics is undoubtedly Spinoza's greatest work - an elegant, fully cohesive cosmology derived from first principles, providing a coherent picture of reality, and a guide to the meaning of an ethical life. Following a logical step-by-step format, it defines in turn the nature of God, the mind, the emotions, human bondage to the emotions, and the power of understanding - moving from a consideration of the eternal, to speculate upon humanity's place in the natural order, the nature of freedom and the path to attainable happiness. A powerful work of elegant simplicity, the Ethics is a brilliantly insightful consideration of the possibility of redemption through intense thought and philosophical reflection. The Ethics is presented in the standard translation of the work by Edwin Curley. This edition also includes an introduction by Stuart Hampshire, outlining Spinoza's philosophy and placing it in context.

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Contents
1. Of God
- 2. Of the nature and origin of the mind
- 3. Of the origin and nature of the affects
- 4. Of human bondage, or the powers of the affects
- 5. Of the power of the intellect, or on human freedom.

Additional Information
Series Penguin classics.
Subjects Ethics, Modern -- 17th century.
Ethics -- Early works to 1800.
Philosophy -- Early works to 1800.
Publisher London ; New York :Penguin Books,1996
Other Titles Ethica.
Contributors Hampshire, Stuart, 1914-2004.
Curley, E. M. (Edwin M.), 1937- editor, translator.
Language English
Translated from the Latin.
Notes "This translation first published in the USA in A Spinoza reader by Princeton University Press 1994"--Title page verso.
Description xix, 186 pages ; 20 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (page xvii) and index.
ISBN 0140435719
9780140435719
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