Ethics by B. de SpinozaEthics by B. de Spinoza


byB. de Spinoza, G. H. R. Parkinson

Paperback | March 16, 2000

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The Oxford Philosophical Texts series consists of authoritative teaching editions of canonical texts in the history of philosophy from the ancient world down to modern times. Each volume provides a clear, well laid out text together with a comprehensive introduction by a leading specialist,giving the student detailed critical guidance on the intellectual context of the work and the structure and philosophical important of the main arguments and explain unfamiliar references and terminology, and a full bibliography and index are also included. The series aims to build up a definitive corpus of key texts in the Western philosophical tradition, which will from a reliable and enduring resource for students and teachers alike. Spinoza's Ethics is one of the classical texts of philosophy but is also one of the most difficult to understand because of the author's use of rigorous logical deduction and the geometrical framework within which his ideas are set. In Ethics, he discusses the nature of human beings and the way inwhich a rational person might live; the nature of God; and offers an account of true freedom and how it can be attained. This latest text in the Oxford Philosophical Texts series includes a new, lucid translation of the Ethics by G.H.R. Parkinson along with a comprehensive guide to the understanding of Spinoza's work. An extensive introduction includes: a short biography of Spinoza himself; the form of his writingincluding 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.
G.H.R. Parkinson was Professor of Philosophy at the University of Reading and is a widely known and well respected Spinoza scholar.
Title:EthicsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:366 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.79 inPublished:March 16, 2000Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Part 1: Introductory MaterialHow to Use this BookList of AbbreviationsEditor's Introduction1. Life and Works2. 'Demonstrated in Geometrical Order'3. The Starting-Points of Ethics: Axioms, Postulates, and Definitions4. Substance and Attributes5. The Modes of Extension6. The Modes of Thought7. Causation and Necessity8. Truth and the Kinds of Knowledge9. Conatus10. The Emotions11. The Moral Philosophy of the Ethics12. The Influence of the EthicsSelect BibliographyA Summary of Spinoza's EthicsNotes on the TranslationPart 2: The TextEthics, Demonstrated in Geometrical OrderPart One: On GodPart Two: On the Nature and Origin of the MindPart Three: On the Origin and nature of the EmotionsPart Four: On Human Servitude, or, On the Strength of the EmotionsPart Five: On the Power of the Intellect, or, On Human FreedomPart 3: Supplementary materialGlossaryNotes to the EthicsIndex of ReferencesIndex of Names and Subjects