The only complete edition in English of Baruch Spinoza's works, this volume features Samuel Shirley’s preeminent translations, distinguished at once by the lucidity and fluency with which they convey the flavor and meaning of Spinoza’s original texts.
Michael L. Morgan provides a general introduction that places Spinoza in Western philosophy and culture and sketches the philosophical, scientific, religious, moral and political dimensions of Spinoza’s thought. Morgan’s brief introductions to each work give a succinct historical, biographical, and philosophical overview. A chronology and index are included.
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About the Author
Michael L. Morgan is Professor of Philosophy, Indiana University.
Samuel Shirley, (1912-2006), was Classics Exhibitioner of Balliol College, Oxford, and Latin Lecturer at Cardiff University.
Table of ContentsTranslator's Preface
Treatise on the Emendation of the Intellect
Short Treatise on Man, God, and His Well-Being
Principles of Cartesian Philosophy and Metaphysical Thoughts