Spinoza: 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover


1st Edition

Edited by Genevieve Lloyd


1,604 pages

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Hardback: 9780415186186
pub: 2001-05-03

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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

About the Series

Critical Assessments of Leading Philosophers

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.

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PHILOSOPHY / Reference