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Ethics

Benedict De Spinoza

  • Bindwijze: Paperback
  • Taal: Engels
  • Categorie: Taal
  • Uitgever: Wordsworth Editions Ltd
  • ISBN: 9781840221190
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Taal:Engels
Bindwijze:Paperback
Druk:New edition
Verschijningsdatum:maart 2001
Afmetingen:Afmeting: 19,8 x 12,7 x 2 cm
Aantal pagina's:368 pagina's
Illustraties:Nee
Betrokkenen
Auteur:Benedict De Spinoza | Benedict De Spinoza
Co-auteur:Benedict De Spinoza
Redacteur:J. Gutmann
Redacteur:J. Gutmann
Vertaling
Vertaald door:Robert Willis | A.K. Stirling | W. H. White
Originele Titel:Ethics

Samenvatting

Translated by W.H.White and A.K.Stirling. With an Introduction by Don Garrett. Benedict de Spinoza lived a life of blameless simplicity as a lens-grinder in Holland. And yet in his lifetime he was expelled from the Jewish community in Amsterdam as a heretic, and after his death his works were first banned by the Christian authorities as atheistic, then hailed by humanists as the gospel of Pantheism. His Ethics Demonstrated in Geometrical Order shows us the reality behind this enigmatic figure. First published by his friends after his premature death at the age of forty-four, the Ethics uses the methods of Euclid to describe a single entity, properly called both 'God' and 'Nature', of which mind and matter are two manifestations. From this follow, in ways that are strikingly modern, the identity of mind and body, the necessary causation of events and actions, and the illusory nature of free will.