Benedict de Spinoza [1632-1677] is among the most fascinating and the most controversial of Western philosophers. These volumes provide a comprehensive selection of high quality critical discussions of his philosophy published in, or translated into English since 1970.
The collection is designed to allow current debates on key themes to be followed through in depth. At the same time, the selection and organisation of the articles give readers an appreciation of the diversity of philosophical approach and interpretation that characterises recent Spinoza scholarship.
Volume I. Context, Sources and Early Writings
Spinoza's Life and Intellectual Context
The Early Writings
Volume II. The Ethics
God: Substance and Attributes
Minds and Bodies
The Will: Judgement and the Passions
Issues of Life and Death
Love, Desire and the Transition to Freedom
The Eternity of Mind
Volume III. The Political Writings
Politics, Religion and Society
Liberalism, Power and Democracy
Freedom and Responsibility
Volume IV. The Reception and Influence of Spinoza's Philosophy
This series includes a rich backlist of some of the most important and influential philosophers from throughout the ages – including works on Plato, Nietzsche, Socrates and Rene Descartes. The latest addition to the series covers Daniel Dennett – considered one of the most central voices in the philosophy of mind for at least the past forty years.