Since their publication in 1982, Samuel Shirley's translations of Spinoza's Ethics and Selected Letters have been commended for their accuracy and readability. Now with the addition of his new translation of Treatise on the Emendation of the Intellect this enlarged edition will be even more useful to students of Spinoza's thought.
Benedictus de Spinoza was a Dutch philosopher. Benedictus de Spinoza is known for laying the groundwork for the 18th century Enlightenment and modern biblical criticism, including modern conceptions of the self and the universe, he came to be considered one of the great rationalists of 17th century philosophy, medieval thought, and ethics & morality. In Benedictus de Spinoza's Ethics, he opposes Descartes' mind-body dualism. Ethics earned Benedictus de Spinoza recognition as one of Western philosophy's most important medieval thought thinkers and ethics and morality thinkers. Spinoza's philosophy encompasses nearly every area of philosophical discourse, including metaphysics, epistemology, political philosophy, ethics, philosophy of mind and philosophy of science. In Ethics, the refined conceptions of medieval philosophy are turned against themselves and destroyed entirely by Benedictus de Spinoza. Ethics is often required reading for courses in politics & social sciences, philosophy, medieval thought, and ethics & morality. This edition of Ethics includes Benedictus de Spinoza's additional work titled; Treatise on The Emendation of The Intellect, and it also includes Benedictus de Spinoza's work titled Correspondence.
This Elibron Classics title is a reprint of the original edition published by Weidmann in Berlin, 1879.
Designed to facilitate a thoughtful and informed reading of Spinoza's Ethics, this anthology provides the Ethics, related writings, and two valuable appendices: List of Propositions from the Ethics, which helps readers to trace the development of key themes; and Citations in Proofs, a list of all the propositions, corollaries, and scholia in the Ethics, together with all the definitions, axioms, propositions, corollaries, and scholia to which Spinoza refers in the proofs--thus, readers can locate, for a given item, each instance where Spinoza refers to it.
The only complete edition in English of Baruch Spinoza's works, this volume features Samuel Shirley’s preeminent translations, distinguished at once by the lucidity and fluency with which they convey the flavor and meaning of Spinoza’s original texts. Michael L. Morgan provides a general introduction that places Spinoza in Western philosophy and culture and sketches the philosophical, scientific, religious, moral and political dimensions of Spinoza’s thought. Morgan’s brief introductions to each work give a succinct historical, biographical, and philosophical overview. A chronology and index are included.
This collection of essays is the first to address this often obscured dimension of modern and contemporary poetry: the secular Jewish dimension. Editors Daniel Morris and Stephen Paul Miller asked their contributors to address what constitutes radical poetry written by Jews defined as "secular," and whether or not there is a Jewish component or dimension to radical and modernist poetic practice in general. These poets and critics address these questions by exploring the legacy of those poets who preceded and influenced them--Stein, Zukofsky, Reznikoff, Oppen, and Ginsberg, among others.
Baruch de Spinoza (1632 -1677) war ein niederländischer Philosoph und Sohn portugiesischer Immigranten sephardischer Herkunft und portugiesischer Muttersprache. Er wird dem Rationalismus zugeordnet und gilt als einer der Begründer der modernen Bibel- und Religionskritik. Spinoza nimmt in der Philosophiegeschichte eine Sonderstellung ein. Er gehörte weder einer etablierten philosophischen Schule an, noch begründete er selber eine neue. Er war einer der radikalsten Philosophen der frühen Neuzeit. Seine Ethica, ordine geometrico demonstrata ist der Form nach in synthetischer Darstellung und, wie es der Titel andeutet, nach der Methode von Euklids Elementen in "Grundbegriffen," "Axiomen," "Theoremen," "Demonstrationen" und "Korollarien" abgefasst. Spinoza verfasste eine Metaphysik und Ethik in der Art eines Geometrielehrbuches. Ethica, ordine geometrico demonstrata (neulateinisch; Ethik, nach geometrischer Methode dargelegt) ist 1677 posthum, im Jahre seines Todes, erschienen. Es gilt als sein Hauptwerk. Viele Teile davon hatte Spinoza allerdings schon in früher veröffentlichten Schriften dargestellt. Die Ethik ist mit den Auffassungen der Zeit Spinozas zu verstehen. Nach ihm sollte die Philosophie aus jeglicher Gotteskonvention herausgelöst sein und die Philosophie als Lebenslehre dienen. Von der professionellen Theologie wurde Spinoza vor allem in Deutschland wegen seiner Ethik seinerzeit als gefährlicher Pantheist und Atheist geschmäht.
It is generally assumed that whatever else has changed about the human condition since the dawn of civilization, basic human emotions - love, fear, anger, envy, shame - have remained constant. David Konstan, however, argues that the emotions of the ancient Greeks were in some significant respects different from our own, and that recognizing these differences is important to understanding ancient Greek literature and culture. With The Emotions of the Ancient Greeks, Konstan reexamines the traditional assumption that the Greek terms designating the emotions correspond more or less to those of today. Beneath the similarities, there are striking discrepancies. References to Greek 'anger' or 'love' or 'envy,' for example, commonly neglect the fact that the Greeks themselves did not use these terms, but rather words in their own language, such as orgê and philia and phthonos, which do not translate neatly into our modern emotional vocabulary. Konstan argues that classical representations and analyses of the emotions correspond to a world of intense competition for status, and focused on the attitudes, motives, and actions of others rather than on chance or natural events as the elicitors of emotion. Konstan makes use of Greek emotional concepts to interpret various works of classical literature, including epic, drama, history, and oratory. Moreover, he illustrates how the Greeks' conception of emotions has something to tell us about our own views, whether about the nature of particular emotions or of the category of emotion itself.
Das Besondere der frühen Abhandlung gegenüber dem Hauptwerk liegt darin, daß Spinoza hier nicht die ontologischen Bedingungen aufzeigen will, unter denen das menschliche Erkennen steht, sondern den methodischen Weg, den der in Ungewißheit befangene Mensch beschreiten muß, um zur vollkommenen Erkenntnis zu gelangen. Unter diesem Aspekt ist die Abhandlung eine Hinführung auf das Programm der Ethik, auch wenn diese selbst einer Einleitung nicht bedarf. Wenn auch auf der höchsten Stufe des Wissens (d. h. auf der Argumentationsstufe des Hauptwerks) die Schritte nicht mehr zählen, die den Wissenden dazu befähigen, eine adäquate Erkenntnis seiner selbst im Ganzen der Natur zu erlangen, so führt doch allererst der methodische Fortgang den Menschen zu dieser höchsten Stufe der Erkenntnis. Die erkenntniskritische Darlegung der Möglichkeit dieses Fortgangs ist Gegenstand der Abhandlung über die Verbesserung des Verstandes. Diese Ausgabe bietet den lateinischen Text und die deutsche Übersetzung in zweiter, verbesserter Auflage.
Giorgio Agamben's work develops a new philosophy of life. On its horizon lies the conviction that our form of life can become the guiding and unifying power of the politics to come. Informed by this promise, The Power of Life weaves decisive moments and neglected aspects of Agamben's writings over the past four decades together with the thought of those who influenced him most (including Kafka, Heidegger, Benjamin, Arendt, Deleuze, and Foucault). In addition, the book positions his work in relation to key figures from the history of philosophy (such as Plato, Spinoza, Vico, Nietzsche, Wittgenstein, and Derrida). This approach enables Kishik to offer a vision that ventures beyond Agamben's warning against the power over (bare) life in order to articulate the power of (our form of) life and thus to rethink the biopolitical situation. Following Agamben's prediction that the concept of life will stand at the center of the coming philosophy, Kishik points to some of the most promising directions that this philosophy can take.
This book is a study of some of the most intriguing writers of the twentieth century, including Joseph Conrad, W. G. Sebald, Jean Rhys, Salman Rushdie, and J. M. Coetzee. In a world which is insistently 'global' yet at the same time shows people retreating into singular versions of belonging and identity, the book explores the idea of the 'transnational' as revealed in key works of fiction. It turns out this has less to do with writers (or their books) actuallytravelling across borders, and more to do with ways of being and seeing in the world. At the heart of it is a notion of a grammar of identity: how identity is constructed at the core of our sense ofself; how it can be expanded, how we can connect with others, how we can fashion a sense of being and location that has to do with navigation as a fundamental experience of being human.
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