Benedict de Spinoza: The Elements of His Philosophy by H. F. Hallett

Benedict de Spinoza: The Elements of His Philosophy

byH. F. Hallett

Hardcover | January 2, 2014

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This book is intended for the use of the candid student, devised as a monitory preparation for deeper study of the philosophy of Spinoza. By its means it is hoped that the student may avoid the chief pitfalls of Spinoza-interpretation, and be carried past many of the difficulties encountered by the modern mind in the study of his writings. To this end perhaps the greatest hindrance to be met by the beginner is the ''popular'' exposition that attempts to expound the thought of one age in terms of the favoured categories of another. By providing the necessary safeguards against misinterpretations arising from such causes, the author has sought to awaken interest in the closely knit fabric of Spinoza''s doctrine of man and nature and God, and its practical import - and thus to revivify a specimen too long deprived of its native air.
H. F. Hallett is Professor Emeritus of Philosophy in the University of London.
Title:Benedict de Spinoza: The Elements of His PhilosophyFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:171 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.98 inShipping dimensions:171 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.98 inPublished:January 2, 2014Publisher:BloomsburyLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Frontispiece: Benedict de Spinoza: From a pen and ink drawing by the author Preface Biographical note Bibliographical note Introduction Part I: The Doctrine of Being I. ''Cause of Itself'' II. ''God or Nature'' III. The Modes of Substance IV. Durational Beings I. Finite Modes and Eternal and Durational II. The Descent from Eternity: III. ''Reference to God'' and Self-Reference IV. The Ontological Status of Durational Beings Part II: The Doctrine of Knowledge V. Ideas and Ideata VI. The Kinds of Knowledg VII. Inadequate Knowledge VIII. The Affectus and Mental Dispositions Part III: The Doctrine of Liberation IX. The Moral Predicament X. Emendation XI. The Civic State and Morality XII. The Free Man Index I. References to the Works of Spinoza II. Subjects, Personal Names, and Catchwords