Spinoza's Ethics An Introduction
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Spinoza's Ethics is one of the most remarkable, important, and difficult books in the history of philosophy: a treatise simultaneously on metaphysics, knowledge, philosophical psychology, moral philosophy, and political philosophy. It presents, in Spinoza's famous 'geometric method', his radical views on God, Nature, the human being, and happiness. In this wide-ranging introduction to the work, Steven Nadler explains the doctrines and arguments of the Ethics, and shows why Spinoza's endlessly fascinating ideas may have been so troubling to his contemporaries, as well as why they are still highly relevant today. He also examines the philosophical background to Spinoza's thought and the…
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 5/25/2006
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
|List of abbreviations|
|Spinoza's life and works|
|The geometric method|
|On God: substance|
|On God: necessity and determinism|
|The human being|
|Knowledge and will|
|Virtue and "the free man"|
|Eternity and blessedness|