A Spinoza reader : the Ethics and other works

Benedict de Spinoza ; edited and translated by Edwin 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 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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  • Introduction IIA Critique of Traditional Religion IIIFragments of a Theory of Scientific Method IVFrom a Non-Geometric Draft of the Ethics VAn Early Attempt at Geometrizing Philosophy VITwo Criticisms of Descartes VIIThe Study Group has Questions about Definitions VIIIThe Worm in the Blood The Ethics IIOf the Nature and Origin of the Mind IIIOf the Origin and Nature of the Affects IVOf Human Bondage, or the Powers of the Affects VOf the Power of the Intellect, or on Human Freedom Objections and Replies IIFreedom and Necessity IIITschirnhaus on Problems about the Attributes and Infinite Modes IVOn Knowledge of Other Attributes and Examples of Infinite Modes VTschirnhaus on Knowledge of Other Attributes VIEach Thing Is Expressed by Many Minds VIITschirnhaus Presses His Objection VIIISpinoza Replies Again IXTschirnhaus on Deducing the Existence of Bodies XOn the Uselessness of Descartes' Principles of Natural Things XITschirnhaus Presses the Objection XIISpinoza's Last Reply Index

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書名 A Spinoza reader : the Ethics and other works
著作者等 Spinoza, Benedictus de
Curley, E. M.
Curley E. M.
出版元 Princeton University Press
刊行年月 c1994
ページ数 xxxv, 280 p.
大きさ 25 cm
ISBN 0691000670
NCID BA21911189
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言語 英語
原文言語 ラテン語
出版国 アメリカ合衆国