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
Routledge Philosophy GuideBooks painlessly introduce students to the classic works of philosophy. Each GuideBook considers a major philosopher and a key area of their philosophy by focusing upon an important text – situating the philosopher and the work in a historical context, considering the text in question and assessing the philosopher’s contribution to contemporary thought.
Edited by Tim Crane, University of Cambridge and Jonathan Wolff, University College London