The Collected Works of Spinoza

The Collected Works of Spinoza

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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 original-language texts, done by a scholar who has published extensively on the philosopher's work.


This first volume contains Spinoza's single most important work, the Ethics , and four earlier works: the Treatise on the Emendation of the Intellect , the Short Treatise on God, Man, and His Well-Being , Descartes' "Principles of Philosophy ," and Metaphysical Thoughts . Also included are Spinoza's letters from the periods when these works were being written.


The elaborate editorial apparatus--including prefaces, notes, glossary, and indexes--assists the reader in understanding one of the world's most fascinating, but also most difficult, philosophers. Of particular interest is the glossary-index, which provides extensive commentary on Spinoza's technical vocabulary.


A milestone of scholarship more than forty-five years in the making, The Collected Works of Spinoza is an essential edition for anyone with a serious interest in Spinoza or the history of philosophy.

Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, c1985-
ISBN: 9780691072227
0691072221
Branch Call Number: 199 SPINOZA V.
Characteristics: v. <1 > ; 25 cm.
Additional Contributors: Curley, E. M. (Edwin M.), 1937-

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