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Spinoza: A Guide for the Perplexed


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Juni 2007

Beschreibung

Beschreibung

Benedict de Spinoza is a major philosopher of enduring influence and importance. His Ethics is one of the seminal works of moral, religious and political thought. Spinoza: A Guide for the Perplexed offers a thorough account and analysis of his key works and overall philosophical project. It is an excellent support resource for anyone trying to get to grips with this challenging and important philosopher.

Inhaltsverzeichnis

Preface; Abbreviations; Part I. Introduction; Chapter 1. The Netherlands in the 17th Century; Chapter 2. Spinoza's Life and Thought; Chapter 3. The Treatise on the Emendation of the Intellect; Part II. The Ethics; Introduction to the Ethics; Chapter 4. Part I: God; Chapter 5. Part II: Mind and Knowledge; Chapter 6. Part III: Emotions; Chapter 7. Part IV. Ethics; Chapter 8. Part V. The Mind's Power and Blessedness; Part III. The Political Works; Chapter 9. The Tractatus Theologico-Politicus; Chapter 10. The Tractatus Politicus; Postscript; Bibliography; Index.

Portrait

Charles Jarrett is Professor of Philosophy at Rutgers University, New Jersey.

Pressestimmen

"Jarrett's Spinoza: A Guide for the Perplexed (itself part of a relatively new series from Continuum that aids readers equally perplexed by authors as varied as Theodor Adorno, Gilles Deleuze, Thomas Hobbes, and Ludwig Wittgenstein) introduces the reader briefly to Spinoza's historical background and overall place in modern western philosophy...its main task is to present the reader with a detailed account of Spinoza's major works, including the Treatise on the Emendation of the Intellect (1662), the Tractatus Theologico-Politicus (1670) and the Tractatus Politicus (1675-76), and, of course, his magnum opus, the Ethics (1677)... The perplexed reader who does not even know where to start or how to recognize important shifts in Spinoza's arguments will find these detailed treatments particularly illuminating. Even more useful are the sections at the end of each chapter, entitled "Comparison of Spinoza with Others," and "Problems and Disputed Issues of Interpretation..".. For the reader set to wade through the Ethics in particular be that scholar in history, philosophy, literature, or any neighboring field Jarrett's guide could prove an invaluable tool. In this regard, it assumes that the "perplexed" reader of Spinoza is not the uninitiated, but rather the reader who knows just enough about Spinoza's thought to realize the challenge he/she faces. And for that "perplexed" reader, Jarrett's book will indeed be the welcome guide its title promises." -Tracie Matysik, H-Net Reviews, November 2008
EAN: 9780826485960
ISBN: 0826485960
Untertitel: 'Guides for the Perplexed'. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: BLOOMSBURY ACADEMIC UK
Erscheinungsdatum: Juni 2007
Seitenanzahl: 226 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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