Jun 14, 2001 spinoza, was one of the first in biblical criticism, and for his pains, was excommunicated. Baruch spinoza ethics full unabridged audiobook youtube. From these spinoza seems to infer that we can have legitimate thoughts. Spinoza s philosophy is largely contained in two books. A very few years ago the writings of spinoza were almost unknown in this country. What is the best book of spinoza to begin with his work. Baruch spinoza ethics full unabridged audiobook duration. Ethica, ordine geometrico demonstrata, usually known as the ethics, is a philosophical treatise written in latin by baruch spinoza. Why spinoza was excommunicated national endowment for the. Online shopping from a great selection at books store. I wrote books including ethics and treatise on theology and. Buy a cheap copy of a spinoza reader book by baruch spinoza. Uncorrected paperswallace matson 4 excellent essays on spinoza start there.
Religious and secular authorities saw it as a threat to faith, social and political harmony, and everyday morality, and its author was almost universally regarded as a religious. Book depository libri con spedizione gratuita in tutto il mondo. In 1987, spinoza was republished with a new introduction by hampshire. Baruch spinoza was born in amsterdam, the son of portuguese jewish refugees who had fled from the persecution of the spanish inquisition. Edwin curleys, the collected works of spinoza, vol i 1985, princeton u press is this kind of scholarship.
It was written between 1661 and 1675 and was first published posthumously in 1677. It demonstrates that spinoza s intention was to free people from their unconscious and irrational passions so that they could learn to truly be themselves. The book displays a panoramic picture of spinoza scholarship over the last three. Spinozas ethics by spinoza abebooks shop for books. How do you solve a problem like reading the ethics. Also included are selections from other works by spinoza, chosen by curley to make the ethics easier to understand, and a substantial introduction that gives an overview of. I had read and reread, spinoza selections edited by john wild but my understanding never got beyond the rational level.
I just remembered this little book from oxford university press. Photos, informations, citations et critiques sur spinoza. Spinoza tried to replace the bible with a scientificallybased ethical system. The collected works of spinoza provides, for the first time in english, a truly satisfactory edition of all of spinoza s writings, with accurate and readable translations, based on the best critical editions of the originallanguage texts, done by a scholar who has published extensively on the philosophers work.
He received a thorough hebrew education in preparation, evidently, for a rabbinical career. Spinoza is by far the most poorly understood western philosopherperiod. A life has recently been awarded the koret jewish book award. Spinoza s book of life leads the reader through the basic teachings of spinoza s ethics and his theologicalpolitical treatise. When the images become quite confused in the body, the mind also imagines all bodies confusedly without any distinction, and will comprehend them, as it were. How do images respond to political events and how do they shape them. Maxime rovere, le clan spinoza, flammarion much has been said about. I wrote an undergraduate thesis largely on the subject of just how thoroughly he is misunderstoodspecifically how his discovery was the first western iteration of the one ma.
Spinozas magnum opus, the ethics, was published posthumously in the year of his death. When it appeared in 1670, baruch spinozas theologicalpolitical treatise was denounced as the most dangerous book ever publishedgodless, full of abominations, a book forged in hell. The philosophy of spinoza by baruch spinoza and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at. Penguin books published an edition of spinoza that year.
The former was published during his lifetime, but the latter, which contains the entirety of his philosophical system in its most rigorous form, was not published until after his death in 1677. Its also a pretty good condensed introduction to spinoza thats worth checking out. Baruch spinoza 16321677 was one of the most important philosophers of all time. Although reared in the jewish community, he rebelled against its religious views and practices, and in 1656 was formally excommunicated from the portuguesespanish synagogue of amsterdam and was thus effectively cast out of the jewish world. Some of these ideassensory images, qualitative feels like pains and. Be that as it may, spinozas fundamental insight in book one is that. The reader is presented with a living debate engaged by firstrate scholars, who come to grips with the ideas of a philosopher seen as one of the few founders of the modern mind. Free kindle book and epub digitized and proofread by project gutenberg. Its premises are that substances exist and are conceived through themselves, and that qualities or states exist and are conceived through something else. Ways into reading spinoza philosophical bibliotherapy. It was written between 1661 and 1675 and was first published posthumously in 1677 the book is perhaps the most ambitious attempt to apply the method of euclid in philosophy.
Published shortly after his death, the ethics is undoubtedly spinozas greatest work an. Nov 22, 2016 spinoza is by far the most poorly understood western philosopherperiod. The most mature statement of spinozas philosophy is his ethics. Baruch spinoza was a dutch philosopher of sephardiportuguese origin. What are the basic constituents of reality, and how do other less basic things depend on them. Editores informacion privacidad terminos ayuda informacion privacidad terminos ayuda. Everything you always wanted to know about spinoza books. Find all the books, read about the author, and more. Spinozas philosophy is largely contained in two books. Chapter x an examination of the remaining books of the old testament.
Spinoza is the only thinker to both espouse and explicate the existence and operation of the human mind. Buy ethics penguin classics book online at low prices in india. Published shortly after his death in 1677, ethics is undoubtedly spinoza s greatest worka fully cohesive philosophical system that strives to provide a coherent picture of reality and to. The twentyfive articles collected for this anthology display a wide range of interpretations to central themes in spinoza s philosophy. When his rabbi offered him a pension to stop writing and tow the line he replied, i thank you for the trouble you took teaching me hebrew and ill return the favor by teaching you excommunication a man much misunderstood in his time, though time the great healer has now rectified that.
At a first look, you may open the book to find dry definitions, arcane axioms and a series of propositions, pareddown to provide an economical and rigorously argued logical progression from premises. From the perspective of the mind, affections are images of its affected body and its increase. It demonstrates that spinozas intention was to free people from their unconscious and irrational passions so that they could learn to truly be themselves. Baruch spinoza 1 likes spinoza says that if a stone which has been projected through the air, had consciousness, it would believe that it was moving of its own free will. Try not to get put off by the appearance of the geometrical method. Spinozas book of life leads the reader through the basic teachings of spinozas ethics and his theologicalpolitical treatise.
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Without an adequate understanding of what spinoza means by idea, which has nothing at all to do with todays usage, the enormity of the uniqueness of spinoza s epistemological revolution will go unnoticed. We publish works in the fields of philosophy, religion, and ethics by past and contemporary authors who have something. Limitatamente al web, il contenuto di spinoza e coperto da licenza creative commons attribuzionenon commercialenon opere derivate 2. A substance cant be produced by anything else by the corollary to 6, so it must be its own cause. Feb 01, 2003 free kindle book and epub digitized and proofread by project gutenberg. Dec 01, 2003 spinoza s book of life leads the reader through the basic teachings of spinoza s ethics and his theologicalpolitical treatise. Spinozas psychological theory stanford encyclopedia of. I attended university of leiden and did not obtain a degree. Acquisto online da unampia selezione presso il negozio libri. What should i read to learn about spinozas philososphy. Spinoza s psychological theory first published tue oct 23, 2001.446 566 852 986 682 791 747 561 877 662 710 565 132 990 414 630 282 1484 1512 49 1472 27 565 902 1438 125 1541 256 25 526 11 384 1116 578 1337 80 311 1174 50 1371 815 273 1416 234 666 572 629 1470