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Table of Contents

Part 1: Introductory Material
How to Use this Book
List of Abbreviations
Editor's Introduction
1. Life and Works
2. 'Demonstrated in Geometrical Order'
3. The Starting-Points of Ethics: Axioms, Postulates, and Definitions
4. Substance and Attributes
5. The Modes of Extension
6. The Modes of Thought
7. Causation and Necessity
8. Truth and the Kinds of Knowledge
9. Conatus
10. The Emotions
11. The Moral Philosophy of the Ethics
12. The Influence of the Ethics
Select Bibliography
A Summary of Spinoza's Ethics
Notes on the Translation
Part 2: The Text
Ethics, Demonstrated in Geometrical Order
Part One: On God
Part Two: On the Nature and Origin of the Mind
Part Three: On the Origin and nature of the Emotions
Part Four: On Human Servitude, or, On the Strength of the Emotions
Part Five: On the Power of the Intellect, or, On Human Freedom
Part 3: Supplementary material
Notes to the Ethics
Index of References
Index of Names and Subjects

About the Author

G.H.R. Parkinson was Professor of Philosophy at the University of Reading and is a widely known and well respected Spinoza scholar.


'Thanks to sound methodology and fidelity to the orignal text, this will be an invaluable asset to the scholar.' Bulletin Spinoziste

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