Other available formats:
Looking for an examination copy?
If you are interested in the title for your course we can consider offering an examination copy. To register your interest please contact email@example.com providing details of the course you are teaching.
This book analyzes three often-debated questions of Spinoza's legacy: Was Spinoza a religious thinker? How should we understand Spinoza's mind-body doctrine? What meaning can be given to Spinoza's notions – such as salvation, beatitude, and freedom – which are seemingly incompatible with his determinism, his secularism, and his critique of religion. Through a close reading of often-overlooked sections from Spinoza's Ethics, Elhanan Yakira argues that these seemingly conflicting elements are indeed compatible, despite Spinoza's iconoclastic meanings. Yakira argues that Ethics is an attempt at providing a purely philosophical – as opposed to theological – foundation for the theory of value and normativity.Read more
- Addresses the most general question about Spinoza through close readings of very short sections of Ethics
- Refutes one of the main dogmas of Spinoza scholarship: the parallelism thesis
- Offers a comprehensive interpretation of one of the most difficult and least studied parts of Ethics: the second section of the fifth part
Not yet reviewed
Be the first to review
Review was not posted due to profanity×
- Date Published: December 2014
- format: Hardback
- isbn: 9781107069985
- length: 298 pages
- dimensions: 235 x 160 x 20 mm
- weight: 0.57kg
- contains: 1 b/w illus.
- availability: Available
Table of Contents
1. Spinoza and the question of religion
Part II. Mind and Body:
2. The exegetic inadequacy of parallelism
3. The context
4. Ethics II, propositions 1-13
5. Bodies and ideas - a few general remarks
6. The norm of reason: adequacy, truth, knowledge, and comprehension
7. Man, a mode of the substance
Instead of a conclusion: Salus sive Beatitude sive Libertas.
Sorry, this resource is locked
Please register or sign in to request access. If you are having problems accessing these resources please email firstname.lastname@example.orgRegister Sign in
You are now leaving the Cambridge University Press website. Your eBook purchase and download will be completed by our partner www.ebooks.com. Please see the permission section of the www.ebooks.com catalogue page for details of the print & copy limits on our eBooks.Continue ×