A Spinoza Reader: The Ethics and Other Works
Baruch Spinoza Edwin M. Curley
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This anthology of the work of Baruch de Spinoza 1632 1677 presents the text of Spinoza s masterwork, the Ethics, in what is now the standard translation by Edwin Curley Also included are selections from other works by Spinoza, chosen by Curley to make the Ethics easier to understand, and a substantial introduction that gives an overview of Spinoza s life and the main thThis anthology of the work of Baruch de Spinoza 1632 1677 presents the text of Spinoza s masterwork, the Ethics, in what is now the standard translation by Edwin Curley Also included are selections from other works by Spinoza, chosen by Curley to make the Ethics easier to understand, and a substantial introduction that gives an overview of Spinoza s life and the main themes of his philosophy Perfect for course use, the Spinoza Reader is a practical tool with which to approach one of the world s greatest but most difficult thinkers, a passionate seeker of the truth who has been viewed by some as an atheist and by others as a religious mystic.The anthology begins with the opening section of the Treatise on the Emendation of the Intellect, which has always moved readers by its description of the young Spinoza s spiritual quest, his dissatisfaction with the things people ordinarily strive for wealth, honor, and sensual pleasure and his hope that the pursuit of knowledge would lead him to discover the true good The emphasis throughout these selections is on metaphysical, epistemological, and religious issues the existence and nature of God, his relation to the world, the nature of the human mind and its relation to the body, and the theory of demonstration, axioms, and definitions For each of these topics, the editor supplements the rigorous discussions in the Ethics with informal treatments from Spinoza s other works.
  • Title: A Spinoza Reader: The Ethics and Other Works
  • Author: Baruch Spinoza Edwin M. Curley
  • ISBN: 9780691000671
  • Page: 337
  • Format: Paperback

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Andrew Jan 16, 2019 - 12:54 PM
This was a very difficult read, and it took a long time for me to complete it. I enjoyed this edition especially because the pre-Ethics stuff was much more straight-forward and was written in a more natural voice. The geometric method seemed similar to what I've read of Hegel. I enjoyed the format of the preposition (the statement) and the demonstration (explaining why the statement is true), and then usually a scholium (more commentary on the statement, typically taking it in an interesting dir [...]
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Luis Jan 16, 2019 - 12:54 PM
Think of the most difficult and at the same time worthy thing you have done in your life. This book will not be read or understood by 99.999 percent of the human population; still, it is worth reading because it can change your life. Jews are still trying to effectively respond to Spinoza and that's not said lightly. Not much needs to be said. The final quote from the Ethics like the main quote from any religion suffices: “If the way I have shown to lead to these things now seems very hard, st [...]
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Donald Jan 16, 2019 - 12:54 PM
When millenia-old waking nightmare that is Western history is finally over, and people wonder if any good ever shone through the brutality of our collective madness, they will be able to point to Spinoza's Ethics. The Ethics is not a book, it is a monument to thought and freedom.
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Annie Jan 16, 2019 - 12:54 PM
Spinoza's philosophy will change your life! At the very least, it will frustrate the hell out of you.
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Ross Jan 16, 2019 - 12:54 PM
The ultimate end of the man who is led by reason, that is, his highest desire, by which he strives to moderate all the others, is that by which he is led to conceive adequately both himself and all things which can fall under his understanding.The central role of reason in Spinoza's philosophy borders on the mystical. To the extent that we conform to reason, we conform to the true nature of reality. What is good is what is realized upon reason. God is pure reason. The ethical human being in the [...]
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Phillip Jan 16, 2019 - 12:54 PM
Spinoza is essential. Read it slowly and carefully.
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KATEtheGREATESTBESTONE Jan 16, 2019 - 12:54 PM
i think i was dreaming with open eyes.
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Alexander Smith Jan 16, 2019 - 12:54 PM
A decidedly well organized edition of Spinoza's Ethics. The organization easily lead the reader through Spinoza's thoughts and history as it relates to the development of his master work.To speak specifically to The Ethics, this is a surprisingly good demonstration of some problems with Descartes' work which could be done more simply because of Spinoza's lack of relation to a Religion after being kicked out of his Jewish community. In particular, The Ethics, if anything, is an excellent demonstr [...]
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Seamusin Jan 16, 2019 - 12:54 PM
A Spinoza Reader is a good book; the little introduction and excerpts from works previous to the Ethics helped me form a 'clear and distinct' idea of Spinoza and his work. I think he's only interesting historically, and I do not get why people rate his philosophy highly still.Clearly he was an intelligent man, and was able to expose the gaps in his contemporaries' theories concisely. I think he had a lot of good ideas, and really did pre-empt a lot of philosophy and psychology to come. However, [...]
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Todd Jan 16, 2019 - 12:54 PM
I am still in the process of tackling the Ethics. Througout his life Spinoza sought to find the proper expression of his metaphysical hypothesis that the univese was a unitary whole. Spinoza was concerned with the God of the Philosophers and not the God of Scriptures or the religionists. He is often misunderstood to be an atheist because of his rationalist approach to philosophical inquiry. His ideas got him ejected (excommunicated) from his synagouge. Because of his rationalist convictions Spin [...]
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Sophie Jan 16, 2019 - 12:54 PM
okay, the ethics was probably the most pivotal piece of literature i have ever read. however, anyone hoping to obtain as much from it as possible must read the theological-political treatise first, because it puts in a figurative context the ideas that spinoza later abstracts geometrically in the ethics, and it's important to see the progression of his ideas as he worked on the ethics unless of course you feel like laboring unnecessarily over it.
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H Lamar Jan 16, 2019 - 12:54 PM
The works of Spinoza should be on the shelf of every curious mind searching to build arguments against Descartes. Spinoza is an essential to understanding contemporary philosophy of mind. I read him more than any other philosopher of the period. Does one need to understand Descartes in order to understand Spinoza? Yes. One must read Spinoza to understand Descartes as well. These two philosophers gave birth to all philosophical works in their wake. Spinoza is a key for understanding Hegel.
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Sam Jan 16, 2019 - 12:54 PM
Good translation, nice selection of works.
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Craig Bolton Jan 16, 2019 - 12:54 PM
A Spinoza Reader: The Ethics and Other Works by Benedictus de Spinoza (1994)
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Egor Sofronov Jan 16, 2019 - 12:54 PM
An elaboratively and eloquently written heap of non-sense, albeit this is supposed to be first approbations in rationalism
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Francesca Jan 16, 2019 - 12:54 PM
god = nature; love = the feeling of joy accompanied by the idea of an external cause; the human right to do x = the power/ability of a human to do xfuckyess
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Mark Jan 16, 2019 - 12:54 PM
Unexpectedly easy to read and applicable to the current religious/political situation in the USA.
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Jennifer Jan 16, 2019 - 12:54 PM
It does provide and interesting view in to the minds of the creators of our eduction system.
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A Spinoza Reader: The Ethics and Other Works By Baruch Spinoza Edwin M. Curley This anthology of the work of Baruch de Spinoza 1632 1677 presents the text of Spinoza s masterwork, the Ethics, in what is now the standard translation by Edwin Curley Also included are selections from other works by Spinoza, chosen by Curley to make the Ethics easier to understand, and a substantial introduction that gives an overview of Spinoza s life and the main thThis anthology of the work of Baruch de Spinoza 1632 1677 presents the text of Spinoza s masterwork, the Ethics, in what is now the standard translation by Edwin Curley Also included are selections from other works by Spinoza, chosen by Curley to make the Ethics easier to understand, and a substantial introduction that gives an overview of Spinoza s life and the main themes of his philosophy Perfect for course use, the Spinoza Reader is a practical tool with which to approach one of the world s greatest but most difficult thinkers, a passionate seeker of the truth who has been viewed by some as an atheist and by others as a religious mystic.The anthology begins with the opening section of the Treatise on the Emendation of the Intellect, which has always moved readers by its description of the young Spinoza s spiritual quest, his dissatisfaction with the things people ordinarily strive for wealth, honor, and sensual pleasure and his hope that the pursuit of knowledge would lead him to discover the true good The emphasis throughout these selections is on metaphysical, epistemological, and religious issues the existence and nature of God, his relation to the world, the nature of the human mind and its relation to the body, and the theory of demonstration, axioms, and definitions For each of these topics, the editor supplements the rigorous discussions in the Ethics with informal treatments from Spinoza s other works.

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