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The Cambridge companion to Spinoza
Garrett, Don.
Publication Information:
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, [1996]

Physical Description:
xiii, 465 pages ; 23 cm
Spinoza's life and works / W.N.A. Klever -- Spinoza's metaphysics / Jonathan Bennett -- Spinoza's theory of knowledge / Margaret D. Wilson -- Spinoza's natural science and methodology / Alan Gabbey -- Spinoza's metaphysical psychology / Michael Della Rocca -- Spinoza's ethical theory / Don Garrett -- Kissinger, Spinoza, and Genghis Khan / Edwin Curley -- Spinoza's theology / Alan Donagan -- Spinoza and Bible scholarship / Richard H. Popkin -- Spinoza's reception and influence / Pierre-François Moreau.
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Central Library B3998 .C32 1996 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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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. Of all the philosophical systems of the seventeenth century it is his that speaks most deeply to the twentieth century. The essays in this volume provide a clear and systematic exegesis of Spinoza's thought informed by the most recent scholarship. They cover his metaphysics, epistemology, philosophy of science, psychology, ethics, political theory, theology, and scriptural interpretation, as well as his life and influence on later thinkers.

Table of Contents

IntroductionDon Garrett
1 Spinoza's life and worksW. N. A. Klever
2 Spinoza's metaphysicsJonathan Bennett
3 Spinoza's theory of knowledgeMargaret Dauler Wilson
4 Spinoza's natural science and philosophy of scienceAlan Gabbey
5 Spinoza's metaphysical psychologyMichael della Rocca
6 Spinoza's ethical theoryDon Garrett
7 Kissinger, Spinoza, and Genghis KhanEdwin Curley
8 Spinoza's theologyAlan Donagan
9 Spinoza and Bible scholarshipRichard Popkin
10 Spinoza's reception and influencePierre-Francois Moreau

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