Ethics

Ethics


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Format
Paperback
Price
$15.00
 
  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780140435719
  • 208 Pages
  • Penguin Classics
  • Adult

Overview

Published shortly after his death in 1677, Ethics is undoubtedly Spinoza’s greatest work—a fully cohesive philosophical system that strives to provide a coherent picture of reality and to comprehend the meaning of an ethical life. Following a logical step-by-step format, it defines in turn the nature of God, the mind, human bondage to the emotions, and the power of understanding, moving from a consideration of the eternal to speculate upon humanity’s place in the natural order, freedom, and the path to attainable happiness. A powerful work of elegant simplicity, Ethics is a brilliantly insightful consideration of the possibility of redemption through intense thought and philosophical reflection.

  • First time in Penguin Classics
  • Edwin Curley’s translation is considered definitive
  • Inlcudes an introduction outlining Spinoza’s philosophy and placing it in context

Praise

The noblest and most lovable of the great philosophers … ethically he is supreme. (Bertrand Russell)”

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