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 .

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StatementSteven B. Smith.
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LC ClassificationsB
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Paginationxxvi, 230 p. ;
Number of Pages230
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Open LibraryOL22577887M
ISBN 100300100191

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"Spinoza's Book of Life" leads the reader through the basic teachings of Spinoza's Ethics and his Theological-Political Treatise. Spinozas book of life book It demonstrates that Spinoza's intention was to free people from their unconscious and irrational passions so that they could learn to truly be by:   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.

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 Spinozas book of life book “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 Spinozas book of life book 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.

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It also presents the Ethics as a companion to Spinoza's major work of political philosophy, the Theologico-Political Treatise, each work helping to. Buy Spinoza's Book of Life: Freedom and Redemption in the Ethics by Smith, Steven B (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store.

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A Cure for Whining Steven B. Smith: Spinoza's Book of Life: Freedom and Redemption in the Ethics. This book draws out a handful of specific themes (God, thinking, love, politics, and the self-proclaimed authority of Reason) from Spinoza's Ethics in the attempt to show the relevance of Spinoza to contemporary life and democratic citizenship.3/5.

These volumes provide a comprehensive selection of high quality critical discussions of Spinoza's philosophy published in, or translated into English since Edited by a distinguished academic panel, these volumes allow current debates on key themes to be followed through in depth, and present to readers the diversity of philosophical approach and interpretation that characterizes recent.

The Ethics is one of the world’s most beautiful books. It contains a calming, perspective-restoring take on life. It replaces the God of superstition with a wise and consoling pantheism.

And yet Spinoza’s work failed utterly to convince any but a few to abandon traditional religion and to move towards a rationalist, wise system of belief. Book Description: 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 theEthics,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. Benedict (Baruch) de Spinoza has been one of the most inspiring and influential philosophers of the modern era, yet also one of the most difficult and most frequently misunderstood.

Spinoza sought to unify mind and body, science and religion, and to derive an ethics of reason, virtue, and freedom 'in geometrical order' from a monistic metaphysics.

I have discussed this book and Spinoza’s Ethics in posts of the Spinoza topic in the Political Philosophy and Ethics Goodreads discussion gh I am not certain whether I agree with all of Professor Smith’s interpretations and conclusions, his book is an excellent study of Spinoza’s treatise.

8/26/ NOTE: Although I began reading this book in the hardcover edition, I /5(1). For Spinoza, the man’s life is marked by the sad procession of sad passions (hatred, envy ).

– These passions reduce man to a state of servitude, that is to say, passivity. – Here comes the philosophy’s role is to cure the man of her sad passions, to become master of. This book has pages in the PDF version, and was originally published in ; this is a translation by R.H.M. Elwes. Description Considered one of the great rationalists of 17th-century philosophy, Spinoza's posthumous masterpiece Ethics, in which he opposed Descartes's mind–body dualism, has earned him recognition as one of Western.

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Ethics, Demonstrated in Geometrical Order (Latin: Ethica, ordine geometrico demonstrata), usually known as the Ethics, is a philosophical treatise written in Latin by Benedictus de was written between and and was first published posthumously in The book is perhaps the most ambitious attempt to apply the method of Euclid in philosophy.

Spinoza defended the philosophic life against religious persecution and argued for a new, liberal, democratic regime supportive of that life. Spinoza’s radically democratic and liberal teaching came to symbolize the rising philosophic outlook that became a touchstone in the fiery religious and political controversies raging across Europe.

Also influential is his pseudonymously published Theological-Political Treatise, which one critic characterized as “a book forged in hell by the devil himself.” In the Treatise, Spinoza starkly criticizes the role of religion in politics and calls for a secular, democratic form of government.

Spinoza (; second edition ; third edition ) is a book about Baruch Spinoza by the English philosopher Stuart Hampshire, in which the author introduces Spinoza's philosophy, comparing Spinoza's views to those of other philosophers such as René Descartes and Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz, as well as to those of Sigmund Freud, the founder of psychoanalysis.

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In the secondary scholarship, Nadler has been a one-man Spinoza industry recently; among his books are a biography (Spinoza: A Life), an introduction to Spinoza's Ethics (Spinoza's Ethics: An Introduction; the Ethics is Spinoza's most famous work), and an introduction to Spinoza's Theological-Political Treatise (A Book Forged in Hell; the TPT.

Benedict de Spinoza, Hebrew forename Baruch, Latin forename Benedictus, Portuguese Bento de Espinosa, (born NovemAmsterdam—died FebruThe Hague), Dutch Jewish philosopher, one of the foremost exponents of 17th-century Rationalism and one of the early and seminal figures of the masterwork is the treatise Ethics ().

"The mind and the body are one and the same individual, which is conceived now under the attribute of thought, now under the attribute of extension," he writes in book. The writings collected in this book, each written prior to that classic volume, complement that account.

Thus at long last, this book allows us to have a complete picture of Strauss’s interpretation of Hobbes, the thinker pivotal to the fundamental theme of his life’s work: the conflicting demands of philosophy and revelation, or as he. The book is not a critical analysis of Spinoza's thought.

Such studies are legion and there still is much to say and learn. But Nadler offers a thougthful and detailed biography of a seminal figure in Western philosophy. I came away from the book with an increased understanding of and appreciation for Spinoza's life and thought.

Robin FriedmanReviews:   Spinoza’s God: A pantheistic theory. Indeed, one of the important issues of Spinoza‘s philosophy is to understand the concept of a God “out of religion”.Contrary to the God of religion Spinoza’s God is not a person but a principle. Outline of Spinoza's pantheistic philosophy.

A history of pantheism and scientific pantheism by Paul Harrison. Are you a pantheist. Find out now at the Scientific Pantheism site. God is one, that is, only one substance can be granted in the universe. Matthew Kisner's new book, Spinoza on Human Freedom, helps to correct this pattern of neglect.

He draws not only on the Ethics but also on Spinoza's early treatises and later political writings to sketch a compelling portrait of Spinoza as a formidable ethical philosopher whose chief concern, across his corpus, is with human liberation.

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