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Overview

The Oxford Philosophical Texts series consists of truly practical and accessible guides to major philosophical texts in the history of philosophy from the ancient world up to modern times. Each book opens with a comprehensive introduction by a leading specialist which covers the philosopher's life, work, and influence. Endnotes, a full bibliography, guides to further reading, and an index are also included. The series aims to build a definitive corpus of key texts in the Western philosophical tradition, forming a reliable and enduring resource for students and teachers alike.
One of the classical texts of philosophy, Spinoza's Ethics is also one of the most difficult to understand. It discusses the nature of human beings, the way in which a rational person might live, the nature of God, and true freedom and how it can be attained. This volume features a new, lucid translation of Ethics enhanced by a comprehensive guide to Spinoza's work. An extensive introduction includes a short biography of Spinoza; help in understanding the form of Spinoza's writing and his own particular use of definitions; an introduction to the philosophy of Ethics; and a summary of Ethics. Further aids include a glossary of terms, notes to the text, and notes to the translation.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780198752141
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 8/10/2000
  • Series: Oxford Philosophical Texts Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 368
  • Sales rank: 943,568
  • Product dimensions: 9.10 (w) x 6.10 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Benedict de Spinoza (1632—1677) was born in Amsterdam, where his orthodox Jewish family had fled from persecution in Portugal. Expelled from the synagogue for his heterodox philosophy, he identified God with nature and denied the possibility of an act of creation.
Edwin Curley is professor of philosophy at the University of Michigan and editor and translator of Spinoza's Collected Works.
Stuart Hampshire has taught at University College London, Oxford, Princeton, and Stanford.
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Table of Contents

Part 1: Introductory Material
How to Use This Book List of Abbreviations Editor's Introduction
1. Life and Works
2. 'Demonstrated in Geometrical Order'
3. The Starting-Points of Ethics: Axioms, Postulates, and Definitions
4. Substance and Attributes
5. The Modes of Extension
6. The Modes of Thought
7. Causation and Necessity
8. Truth and the Kinds of Knowledge
9. Conatus
10. The Emotions
11. The Moral Philosophy of the Ethics
12. The Influence of the Ethics
Selected Bibliography A Summary of Spinoza's Ethics
Notes on the Transition
Part 2: The Text
Ethics, Demonstrated in Geometrical Order
Part One: On God Part Two: On the Nature and Origin of the Mind Part Three: On the Origin and Nature of Emotions Part Four: On Human Servitude, or On the Strength of Emotions Part Five: On the Power of the Intellect, or On Human Freedom
Part 3: Supplementary Material
Glossary Notes to the Ethics
Index of References Index of Names and Subjects

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