Spinoza  book cover
1st Edition


Edited By

Genevieve Lloyd

ISBN 9780415186186
Published June 29, 2001 by Routledge
1604 Pages

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Book Description

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.

Table of Contents

Volume I. Context, Sources and Early Writings
Spinoza's Life and Intellectual Context
Spinoza's Sources
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

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