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Spinoza: Ethics
Proved in Geometrical Order

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  • Date Published: August 2018
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107069718

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  • Spinoza's Ethics is one of the most significant texts of the early modern period, important to history, philosophy, Jewish studies and religious studies. It had a major influence on Enlightenment thinkers and the development of the modern world. In Ethics, Spinoza addresses the most fundamental perennial philosophical questions concerning the nature of God, human beings and a good life. His startling answers synthesize the longstanding traditions of ancient Greek and Jewish philosophy with the developments of the emerging scientific revolution. The resulting philosophical system casts out the willing, personal God of Abrahamic religions and takes up the challenge of reconceiving the natural world and human beings in an entirely secular way. This volume offers a new translation based on a new critical edition, reflecting the state of the art in Spinoza scholarship, and also includes an introduction, chronology and glossary to help make this notoriously difficult text accessible.

    • A new translation of this classic text, avoiding the problems and criticisms of existing translations and providing a fresh perspective for scholars and students
    • Contains supplementary materials including a detailed glossary, introduction and chronology, making the text more accessible
    • Complements the new critical edition of Spinoza's Ethics, allowing for an enhanced understanding of this important philosophical work
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    Product details

    • Date Published: August 2018
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107069718
    • dimensions: 235 x 157 x 18 mm
    • weight: 0.65kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Further reading
    Note on the text and translation
    First part
    Second part
    Third part
    Fourth part
    Fifth part.

  • Editor

    Matthew J. Kisner, University of South Carolina
    Matthew J. Kisner is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of South Carolina. He is the author of Spinoza on Human Freedom: Reason, Autonomy and the Good Life (Cambridge, 2011) and the co-editor (with Andrew Youpa) of Essays on Spinoza's Ethical Theory (2014).


    Michael Silverthorne
    Michael Silverthorne, formerly Professor in Classics at McGill University, Montreal, has translated a number of neo-Latin texts including works by Bacon, Pufendorf, Locke and Francis Hutcheson. He co-translated Spinoza's Theological-Political Treatise (Cambridge, 2007).

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