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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: 984,222
  • 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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  • Posted July 12, 2011

    No index, poorly formatted

    Impossible to navigate because it has no index or introductions (as the description in the shop claims) . Not a useful edition--a big disappointment and a waste of money, even if it is less than a dollar!

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted February 27, 2015

    Harmony Bio

    Age: 15 ~ Godly Parent: Prometheus ~ Powers: control of The Mist, clay creations coming to life, and turning to dust when danger is near ~ Looks: pale skin, skinny (but not twig skinny), blonde hair with a black streak, green eyes, light freckles on nose ~ Weapons: dagger, silver bow and arrows ~ Wears: white t-shirt and shorts, bow and arrow on back with clay in pocket for fast situations or just to fool with ~ Personality: outgoing, smart, funny, dangerous at times, loves pulling pranks ~ Other: interested in voodoo magic and boys ;}

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    Posted February 24, 2015

    Lazarus

    Name: what do you think?
    Age:16
    Godly parent: Hephaestus
    Powers: control over fire, ability to build things
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    Looks: blonde hair, green eyes, 5'11", kinda pale, somewhat skinny but still fit, normally wears a tshirt with some sort of game design on it, and jeans
    Personality: friendly, caring, funny, protective
    Others: just ask

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    Posted February 22, 2015

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    Posted February 20, 2015

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 18, 2015

    Link's bio.

    Name. You st<_>upid. Age.17. Gp. Zues and Hera. Wepons. Lightning sword, sword, bow and arrows, daggers and myself. Powers. Lightning rage((as in my body turns surges with lightning and if you hit my armor it sends lightning up what ever you hit with and shokes you tell you die.)) Lightning fists and lightning strike((as in using lightning fist holding a lightning bolt i can throw the lightning bolts faster and more afective.)) Apperance. Hair in ponytail. Tshirt and pants, armor under his shirt and pants. Swords on his back. Hidden in the hilt of his swords are tw daggers and a scar runnig down the left side of his face. Anything else just ask.

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    Posted February 16, 2015

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    Posted March 22, 2015

    Jessica's Bio

    Name: Jessica Mendoza (Pronounced: Jess-E-Ka) // Age: 16// Birthday: October 10th// Race: Dominican, extremly light // Hair color: brown with a patch that has rainbows in it// Eyes: Green// Height: 5'5// Weight: 137 pounds// Relationship statuts: Im new// Crush: Maybe// Se<_>xual preference: Bi// Personality: I'm really shy but if you get to know me i guess I'm cool// God parent: Iris// Other: Just ask

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    Posted February 6, 2015

    Anikas bio

    Name:Anika Nicholson Age:16 Looks:Long blonde hair deep blue eyes thin and agile Parents:Unknown Weapons:youll have to find out Abilities:Extremely agile and acrobatic perfect tree climber Powers: Everything and anything Anything else ask

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 2, 2015

    Brittanys bio

    Name:brittany age:16 gender:female realationships:not in one right now look like:brown hair,big brown eyes,skinny,(im not white looking like a vampire)i go tanning every month other:ask if anything else!

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    Posted January 18, 2015

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    Posted January 2, 2015

    Jackie's bio

    Name: Jackie Age: 4 Powers: She doesnt know GP: Demeter Weapons: a dagger her mom gave her Looks: Short with brown hair down to her shoulders always in a braid down her back. She wears clips with butterflies on them attached to her braid. She has brown eyes and she is pale. Friends: Sam and Sadie Parents: She is an orphan but herparents names were Christina and Dan. Katie adopted her and Haley is her grandma. Shadow is her dad. History: lived in Pensylvania and her parents dissapeared when she was 3. She came to Ethics when she just turnesld 4.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 29, 2014

    Jessies bio :)

    Name: jessie ann_____ age: 14______ status: single______ look like: dirty blonde hair with blue eyes ;)______what i wair most of the time: black hoodie with ripped jeans with black boots_____god parents: idk._____

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    Posted December 27, 2014

    Shadow's bio

    Is a boy is thirteen is black all over like the color black in paint. I am an angel that is in its death life. I have a elvish bow and arrow elvish blade abd elvish daggers all in my elvish belt. My powers are able o walk through anything i want and if i hold someones hand and i walk through something theycwould walk through it also without getting hurt. My last power is to teleport but i can only do this three times a day because i would die if i did it over three times.

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    Posted December 27, 2014

    Bio! (For Elizia (Update: 2.2)(TEMP))

    [|]Name: Elizis Winters, goes by Eliza, no middle name and surname subject to change.<br>[|]Age: 16<br>[|]Parent: Khione<br>[|]Powers: Controls ice, snow and wind. Can heal hearself and others.<br>[|]Weapons: Dagger and staff.<br>[|]Crush: See status<br>[|]Status: Engaged.<br>[|]Friends: Ash, Johnson, Jackson, May, Night, Maggy.<br>[|]Other: Is cursed.<br>[|]Extra: This bio is at an end. Bye bye stalkers!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 26, 2014

    Ashlia

    "Yeah but that was when a random strander was kidnapping me. What was i supposed to do? Come to think of it you're stilk a random stranger."

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 18, 2014

    To calvin

    Listen. I know that we cant go out. Okay? I underdtand. I like you. And will. But we cant. I dont know how you feel so i dont care. And sombody, hint hint savanna, was extremly happy when i told them and then accussed me of never acutally liking you. So whatevrr. savanna and i made up. I hope we can e freinds. I really do. That way there at least one way were together. I dont know if im hoing to the dance or nah, but if i dont. Dance with savannna. If your still hoing. And seriously. Savanna is a really great girl. Illy her sooo much. Go out with her or were gonna have to square up. But i dont want a black eye. Please my face is my moneymaker. Jk. I ratchet. Anyways. I swear you need to ak her out. People change. And, i dojt carr ifyou dont like her like thatl you will give her a chance. Undrestsnd? Oh and please dont listen to any of the things i told joe or riley about you. Srry. I wasmad on wensday. From, hint hint, you know.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 16, 2014

    Mike's updated (kinda) bio

    Name: Michael but call me mike Age:16 looks: 5'9" and extremely muscular short brown hair that is spiked or when it grows it kinda sweeps to thw side usally wears a muscle shirt and shorts with running shoes GP: Ares (God of war) personailty: extreme amounts of respect for women of all ages no matter what i am outgoing and dont fit in any one group
    Yeah thats about it come talk to me sometime (0_0) panda

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 16, 2014

    Chaos

    I'm chaos. I have brown hair and blue eyes that glow. My hair is wavy and reaches my mid-back. I always wear all black and usually have a ninja mask on around people I don't know along with my skinny jeans and knee high lace-up boots. I quietly watch people and don't talk much. Unless I like you. If I do like you, then I can be quite nice. My weapon is a dagger. I have two shadowy guys that follow me sometimes who wear all black and masks. They both have black hair that brushes their eyes and are very muscular. I have the power to make your life a living hell. Now click the x. :3

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 14, 2014

    Cloves bio

    Age 16. Godly parent. Ares. Looks. If youve seen the hunger games then you kno what i look like. Weapons. Knives. Bows. Little grenades. Crush. I dunno. Single. Likes chocolate. Dislikes to many to count. Wants. To be able to forgive herself. Can play the harp. Be careful a certain song can kill you in seconds. Can jump high. Climbs good too. Other. Ask yourself.

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