By (author) Steven Nadler
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Spinoza's 'Ethics' by Steven Nadler
Book DescriptionSpinoza's Ethics is one of the most remarkable, important, and difficult books in the history of philosophy: a treatise simultaneously on metaphysics, knowledge, philosophical psychology, moral philosophy, and political philosophy. It presents, in Spinoza's famous 'geometric method', his radical views on God, Nature, the human being, and happiness. In this wide-ranging 2006 introduction to the work, Steven Nadler explains the doctrines and arguments of the Ethics, and shows why Spinoza's endlessly fascinating ideas may have been so troubling to his contemporaries, as well as why they are still highly relevant today. He also examines the philosophical background to Spinoza's thought and the dialogues in which Spinoza was engaged - with his contemporaries (including Descartes and Hobbes), with ancient thinkers (especially the Stoics), and with his Jewish rationalist forebears. His book is written for the student reader but will also be of interest to specialists in early modern philosophy.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521836203
(216mm x 138mm x 21mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 25-May-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Steven Nadler presents the first English translation of a seminal early modern text, accompanied by a full introduction. Geraud de Cordemoy's Six Discourses on the Distinction Between the Soul and the Body (1666) offers a groundbreaking account of the mind and body, and one of the earliest arguments for an occasionalist account of causation.
Spinoza and Medieval Jewish Philosophy, Hardback (November 2014)
The first of its kind, this essay collection offers an extensive examination of Spinoza's relationship to medieval Jewish philosophy.
Book Forged in Hell, Paperback (November 2013)» View all books by Steven Nadler
When it appeared in 1670, Baruch Spinoza's Theological-Political Treatise was denounced as the most dangerous book ever published - "godless," "full of abominations," "a book forged in hell ...by the devil himself." This title the tells of story of incendiary ideas and vicious backlash.
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Author Biography - Steven Nadler
Steven Nadler is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is author of Spinoza: A Life (1999) and editor of The Cambridge Companion to Malebranche (2000).
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