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Ethics, a monumental work that presents an ethical vision unfolding out of a monistic metaphysics in which God and Nature are identified. God is no longer the transcendent creator of the universe who rules it via providence, but Nature itself, understood as an infinite, necessary, and fully deterministic system of which humans are a part. Humans find happiness only through a rational understanding of this system and their place within it.
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Ethics, a monumental work that presents an ethical vision unfolding out of a monistic metaphysics in which God and Nature are identified. God is no longer the transcendent creator of the universe who rules it via providence, but Nature itself, understood as an infinite, necessary, and fully deterministic system of which humans are a part. Humans find happiness only through a rational understanding of this system and their place within it.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780460114813
  • Publisher: Everyman Paperback
  • Publication date: 1/15/1991
  • Pages: 259

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Benedict de Spinoza (1632–1677) was a Dutch philosopher who was one of the great rationalists of the 17th century; his best known works are his Theological-Political Treatise and Ethics.

AudioFile Earphones Award winner Antony Ferguson, a native of London, England, is a classically trained actor and has appeared in numerous productions in London, Off Broadway, and Regional theater. As a voice actor, he has over fifty audiobooks to his credit.

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Table of Contents

How to Use this Book 3
List of Abbreviations 4
Editor's Introduction 5
Select Bibliography 51
Summary of Spinoza's Ethics 55
Notes on the Translation 68
Pt. 1 On God 75
Pt. 2 On the Nature and Origin of the Mind 113
Pt. 3 On the Origin and Nature of the Emotions 163
Pt. 4 On Human Servitude, or, On the Strength of the Emotions 225
Pt. 5 On the Power of the Intellect, or, On Human Freedom 287
Glossary 319
Notes to the Ethics 325
Index of References to the Ethics 347
Index of Names and Subjects 351
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