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by Benedict de Spinoza

eBook Ethics ePub
Author: Benedict de Spinoza
Language: English
ISBN: 0460004816
ISBN13: 978-0460004817
Publisher: Dutton Adult (July 1, 1955)
Category: Humanities
Subcategory: Other
Rating: 4.3
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ePub file: 1940 kb
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Nonetheless, Spinoza's theories were revolutionary, and it is an impressive feat to derive a comprehensive theory of nature, the mind and ethics in this fashion. 13 people found this helpful.

Nonetheless, Spinoza's theories were revolutionary, and it is an impressive feat to derive a comprehensive theory of nature, the mind and ethics in this fashion.

One of the early thinkers of the Enlightenment and modern biblical criticism, including modern conceptions of the self and the universe, he came to be considered one of the great rationalists of 17th-century philosophy.

Baruch or Benedict de Spinoza (Hebrew: ?? ?, Portuguese: Bento de Espinosa, Latin: Benedictus de Spinoza) (November 24, 1632 – February 21, 1677) was a Dutch philosopher of Portuguese Jewish. Revealing considerable scientific aptitude, the breadth and importance of Spinoza's work was not fully realized until years after his death.

It was written between 1664 and 1665 and was first published posthumously in 1677. The book is perhaps the most ambitious attempt to apply the method of Euclid in philosophy.

Benedict de Spinoza, Dutch Jewish philosopher, one of the foremost exponents of 17th-century Rationalism and one of the early and seminal figures of the Enlightenment. His masterwork is the treatise Ethics (1677). Learn more about Spinoza’s life and work. When he was 18 or 19 years old, Spinoza and his brother went into business selling tropical fruit. At his stall on the main canal in Amsterdam, Spinoza met other young businessmen from different religious backgrounds, some of whom became his lifelong friends.

A profoundly beautiful and uniquely insightful description of the universe, Benedict de Spinoza's Ethics is one of the masterpieces of Enlightenment-era philosophy. Published shortly after his death, the Ethics is undoubtedly Spinoza's greatest work - an elegant, fully cohesive cosmology derived from first principles, providing a coherent picture of reality, and a guide to the meaning of an ethical life.

The Ethics is a philosophical book written by Baruch Spinoza. It was written in Latin. Although it was published posthumously in 1677, it is his most famous work, and is considered his magnum opus. In The Ethics, Spinoza attempts to demonstrate a "fully cohesive philosophical system that strives to provide a coherent picture of reality and to comprehend the meaning of an ethical life

4,5. Spinoza transposes the verses. Speremus pariter, pariter metuamus amantes; Ferreus est, si quis, quod sinit alter, amat.

Translated from the Latin by R. H. M. Elwes. 4,5. 10 This is possible, though the human mind is part of the divine intellect, as I have shown in I. iii.

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Home Browse Books Book details, The Ethics of Benedict de Spinoza. The Ethics of Benedict de Spinoza - Vol. 4. By Benedict de Spinoza. An extensive introduction includes: a short biography of Spinoza himself; the form of his writing including his own particular uses of definitions; an introductory guide through the philosophy of Ethics; and a summary of the contents of Ethics itself. Further aids include a glossary of terms, extensive notes to the text. Over 14 million journal, magazine, and newspaper articles.

As outspoken in his day as Richard Dawkins or Christopher Hitchens are today, American freethinker and author ROBERT GREEN INGERSOLL (1833-1899) was a notorious radical whose uncompromising views on religion and slavery (they were bad, in his opinion), women's suffrage (a good idea, he believed), and other contentious matters of his era made him a wildly popular.

The major writing of the seventeenth-century Dutch philosopher, translated from the Latin, in which he systematically expounds his entire system of metaphysics and episteniology
This is not an easy read, even by the standards of serious philosophical texts. Spinoza structures his work like Euclid's Elements—logical arguments built on definitions, axioms and propositions. Readers must constantly search back in the text to find previously established arguments which are used to prove new claims. His language is not particularly lucid either—take the demonstration for IIIP56 (page 100):

"But we are necessarily acted on (by P1) insofar as we have inadequate ideas, and only insofar as we have them (by P3) are we acted on, that is (see IIP40S) necessarily we are acted on only insofar as we imagine, or (see IIP17 and P17S) insofar as we are affected with an affect which involves both the nature of our body and the nature of an external body."

Nonetheless, Spinoza's theories were revolutionary, and it is an impressive feat to derive a comprehensive theory of nature, the mind and ethics in this fashion.
Spinoza was, and will most likely always will be, one of the greatest philosophers. Ethics is the most comprehensive treatise on the human mind and how it is the core of every aspect of our lives. Breaking down emotions, beliefs, reactions and why we experience them. His logic and presentation is hard to find fault with. It's not the easiest book to read, but well worth it if you take the time to really comprehend the full picture. T just goes to show that a 17th century mind was no less advanced than any of the great thinkers of modern day. You don't have to agree with every philosophy within the pages to truly enjoy the beauty of its well thought out explanation. Recommended to anyone who likes to keep an open mind and learn from other peoples perspectives.
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I find it impossible to read this edition since the fonts are super tiny. I regret the purchase of this version, for such a great book. Buy any other one but this!
Not what I expected but still was informative.
Foundational philosophy for contemporary neuroscience.
If you want to read a book that touches on the essence of every aspect of existence, start here. The format of this book is intimidating, but it is accessible to anyone. It is meant to be read intently. Spinoza breaks down common experience to demonstrate how pure reason leads to an understand of Nature, revealing the wonder of the mundane.
Dense and Hard to read, but worth it.
Great book. Really makes you think.
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