Routledge Philosophy GuideBook to Spinoza and the Ethics: 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Routledge Philosophy GuideBook to Spinoza and the Ethics

1st Edition

By Genevieve Lloyd


176 pages

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Spinoza is a key figure in modern philosophy. Ethics is his most studied and well known work. Being both up-to-date and clear, this Guidebook is designed to lead the reader through this complex seminal text.

Spinoza's Ethics introduces and assess:

* Spinoza'a life, and its connection with his thought

* The text of the Ethics

* Spinoza's continuing relevence to contemporary philosophy


'Lloyd's book offers a helpful, spirited and accessible introduction to the Ethics, articulating Spinoza's main insights in a powerful and distinctive fashion.' - Mind

'An excellent, short introduction … clear and concise.' - Women's Philosophy Review

'This well-crafted and pithy introduction to Ethics, intended for students coming to Spinoza for the first time, ranks with the best of its kind.' - Religious Studies Review

'A very sound and very imaginative guide to a rich and difficult text.' - Philosophical Books

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