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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: 953,947
  • 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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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 21, 2014

    PMAC

    Locked out of main camp ill be back when it lifts

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    Posted October 15, 2014

    Icy's bio

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    Posted October 14, 2014

    Paths bio

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    Posted October 18, 2014

    CAMP RULES FOLLOW OR BE BANNED

    1 NO DRAMA-<p>no fighting for no reason <p> no makin fun or people or there familes <p> NO CUTTING <p> no killing your self for attention. <p> 2 THIS IS A CAMP NOT A DAYCARE <P> if you have a family go to family all res but this is a demigod camp and we will start doing games. And stuff. <p> 3 NO AND I MEAN NONE asking for sex, being a slave , no I drugged my dad and fu<_>cked him emily- <p> faliure to do these wil be punishible by being banned

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    Posted October 13, 2014

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    Posted October 10, 2014

    Wes

    Brain fart. Uh...

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    Posted October 10, 2014

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    Yes?

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    Posted October 10, 2014

    Wes

    Oh yah. Lol sry.

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    Posted October 10, 2014

    Madi

    Its ok lol

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    Posted October 8, 2014

    Pepper's BIO

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    Posted October 7, 2014

    Brittany's Bio

    I am from Alabama but i now live in Tennessee. I am about to turn 17 in 5 days. I am a true southern belle. My favorite animal is sheep. I love mudding, hunting, and paintballing. My favorite color is orange. I am very charming, funny, smart, and lovable. I am about 120lbs and 5'7. Of course im blond and my hair is naturally curly, not those rachet lookin curls neither, with brown eyes. I am in Marine Corps training and i cant stand people that believe girls arent as strong as boys. Im very honest and open so expect the unexpected. If you want to get to know me or be my friend, then feel free to ask away...lol btw you can call me Britt..!!! =)

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    Posted October 7, 2014

    Wes's bio

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 6, 2014

    &stars

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 5, 2014

    Mike

    Hi <p> lol

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 4, 2014

    Kate's bio add on

    Not anals i meant animals (( to my bio on res 2 ))

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    Posted October 15, 2014

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 17, 2014

    NOT THE BIO BOOK

    NOT THE BIO BOOK

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    Posted October 15, 2014

    Hh

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