Originally published in 1927, the publication of this volume may be regarded as a fitting contribution to the international celebrations in memory of one of the greatest of the sons of men. This biography is the oldest, and it is the only one written by one who knew Spinoza personally, and loved him well.
1. Introduction 2. The Life of the Late Mr. de Spinoza (Translations) 3. Additions in the Printed Texts of 1719 and 1735 (Translations) 4. La Vie de Feu Monsieur de Spinoza 5. Additions in the Printed Texts of 1719 and 1735 (French) 6. Additional Biographical Matter (Translations) 7. Annotations
Reissuing works originally published between 1927 and 1992, this collection offers excellent scholarship on Spinoza, Hobbes, Locke, Leibniz and other philosophers, covering a wide array of subjects. Political theory, ethics and education are all represented in these volumes, with one book particularly focusing on the Soviet interpretation of Spinoza’s thought. The last two texts are translations of Spinoza’s correspondence and his oldest biography. This is a comprehensive collection for a philosophy library.