By Herman De Dijn
De Dijn's finished advent to Spinoza's philosophy is predicated on key texts. He first offers an in-depth research of Spinoza's Treatise at the development of the knowledge, which De Dijn characterizes as his advent to philosophy. This notoriously tough textual content is right here made obtainable, even in its info. This research is by way of a complete survey of Spinoza's metaphysics as offered in his recognized Ethics. De Dijn demonstrates how Spinoza's critical philosophical undertaking as brought within the Treatise-the linkage of data and salvation-is completely learned within the Ethics. during this approach the team spirit of Spinoza's idea is proven to consist in his preoccupation with the "ethical" query of salvation. The ebook additionally comprises introductory chapters on Spinoza's lifestyles and paintings, the unique Latin textual content of the Treatise and its new English translation via Edwin Curley, and an annotated bibliography at the secondary literature.