Spinoza's Ethics (Indiana Philosophical Guides) - Softcover
Baruch Spinoza (1632-1677) was born in Amsterdam during a period of unprecedented scientific, artistic, and intellectual discovery. Upon its release, Spinoza's Ethics was banned; today it is the quintessential example of philosophical method. Although acknowledged as difficult, the book is widely taught in philosophy, literature, history, and politics. This introduction is designed to be read side by side with Spinoza's work. As a guide to the style, vocabulary, and arguments of the Ethics, it offers a range of interpretive possibilities to prepare students to become conversant with Spinoza's philosophical method and his challenge to conventional thinking.
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[N]o introduction is better suited to first-time readers, among philosophy students or the Spinoza-curious in the wider public, than Beth Lord's Spinoza's Ethics. . . . Lord has written an illuninating guide that takes the student through the five parts of Spinoza's Ethics with an inviting, conversational style that does not shy away from difficult questions. XXXI, no. 4--Philosophy in Review
About the Author:
Beth Lord teaches philosophy at the University of Dundee, Scotland.
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- PublisherIndiana University Press
- Publication date2010
- ISBN 10 0253222044
- ISBN 13 9780253222046
- Number of pages176