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Spinoza"s book of life freedom and redemption in the ethics by Steven B. Smith

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Published by Yale University Press in New Haven, CT .
Written in English


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StatementSteven B. Smith.
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LC ClassificationsB
The Physical Object
Paginationxxvi, 230 p. ;
Number of Pages230
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22577887M
ISBN 100300100191

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Most readers of Spinoza treat him as a pure metaphysician, a grim determinist, or a stoic moralist, but none of these descriptions captures the author of the Ethics, argues Steven B. Smith in this intriguing ng a new reading of Spinoza’s masterpiece, Smith asserts that the Ethics is a celebration of human freedom and its attendant joys and responsibilities and should be placed. This book provides you with a good overview of Spinoza's life and times. It is more of a history book than a philosphy tract but it still offers one a nice summary of his Spinoza's views on religious belief, scripture, nature of God and political philosphy. It can be detailed at times, too much for my taste, especially when Nadler discusses the /5.   Spinoza's Book of Life: Freedom and Redemption in the Ethics. By Steven B. Smith. New Haven: Yale University Press, p. $ Steven Smith's book is not only an approachable and engaging interpretation of one of the most difficult philosophical works—Spinoza's Ethics —but an exemplary manifestation of philosophical exegesis. It gracefully positions Spinoza within the ongoing Cited by: Smith, Steven B. Spinoza’s Book of Life: Freedom and Redemption in the Haven: Yale University Press, From the Publisher: “Most readers of Spinoza treat him as a pure metaphysician, a grim determinist or a stoic moralist, but none of these descriptions captures the author of the “Ethics”, argues Steven Smith in this book.

Clare Carlisle provides a concise overview of Spinoza's philosophy and explores his ideas in connection to Eliot's fiction and intellectual life. This fine book will encourage extended analysis of Eliot's relationship to Spinoza's thought, a subject that has been undervalued and underexplored in the criticism."—Suzy Anger, University of. Spinoza's Theological-Political Treatise was published anonymously in and immediately provoked huge debate. Its main goal was to claim that the freedom of philosophizing can be allowed in a free republic and that it cannot be abolished without also destroying the peace and piety of that republic. ThriftBooks sells millions of used books at the lowest everyday prices. We personally assess every book's quality and offer rare, out-of-print treasures. We deliver the joy of reading in % recyclable packaging with free standard shipping on US orders over $ Smith's book treats the famous "geometrical method" of the Ethics as a form of moral rhetoric, a model for the construction of individuality. It also presents the Ethics as a companion to Spinoza's major work of political philosophy, the Theologico-Political Treatise, each work helping to .

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