The Ethics (Paperback)
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Thank you for checking out this book by Theophania Publishing. We appreciate your business and look forward to serving you soon. We have thousands of titles available, and we invite you to search for us by name, contact us via our website, or download our most recent catalogues. The Ethics is a book by the philosopher Benedict de Spinoza. Spinoza's friends published it after his death, in 1677. The work is notable, not only because it presents radically new theories across a range of fields -- metaphysics, theology, psychology, and ethics -- but also for the unusually rigorous approach it takes to defending them. Much of the book is written, in the style of Euclid's Elements of Geometry, as a series of geometrical proofs of numerous philosophical points, accompanied by definitions, axioms, demonstrations, and corollaries, as well as intervening stretches of friendlier prose (scholia). The opening page of Spinoza's magnum opus, Ethics The book is divided into five parts. Each begins with a glossary of key concepts and a list of axioms. The titles for each part are taken from Edwin Curley's standard translation of Ethics into English.