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Ethics : Penguin Classics -  Benedict De Spinoza


Published: 20th August 1996
For Ages: 18+ years old
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Published shortly after his death, the Ethics is undoubtedly Spinoza's greatest work - an elegant, fully cohesive philosophical system that strives to provide a coherent picture of reality, and to comprehend the meaning of an ethical life. Following a logical step-by-step format, it defines in turn the nature of God, the mind, the emotions, human bondage to the emotions, and the power of understanding - moving from a consideration of the eternal, to speculate upon humanity's place in the natural order, the nature of freedom and the path to attainable happiness. A powerful work of elegant simplicity, the Ethics is a brilliantly insightful consideration of the possibility of redemption through intense thought and philosophical reflection.

About 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.

The noblest and most lovable of the great philosophers ... ethically he is supreme. (Bertrand Russell)"

Introductionp. vii
Further Readingp. xvii
Note on the Textp. xvii
Of Godp. 1
Of the Nature and Origin of the Mindp. 31
Of the Origin and Nature of the Affectsp. 68
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ISBN: 9780140435719
ISBN-10: 0140435719
Series: Penguin Classics
Audience: General
For Ages: 18+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 208
Published: 20th August 1996
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 13.4  x 1.3
Weight (kg): 0.16
Edition Number: 1