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by Baruch Spinoza,Michael L. Morgan,Samuel Shirley

Spinoza: Complete Works download ebook
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0872206203
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978-0872206205
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Baruch Spinoza,Michael L. Morgan,Samuel Shirley
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Hackett Publishing Company, Inc.; First Edition edition (November 2002)
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992 pages
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ISBN-13: 978-0872206205. Where a particular passage is difficult or obscure, Shirley never attempts to interpose himself between the reader and Spinoza, nor to side with one or another competing school of thought or interpretation. That makes his translations not just an ideal introduction for the reader new to Spinoza, but also a trustworthy source of insight for the more advanced reader.

Michael Morgan provides a general Introduction that places Spinoza in Western philosophy and culture, and sketches the philosophical, scientific, and religious moral and political dimensions of Spinoza's thought. Brief introductions to each work give succinct historical and philosophical overviews. A bibliography and index are also included.

Michael L. Morgan, e. Spinoza: Complete Works, translated by Samuel Shirley (Indianapolis: Hackett Publishing, 2002), 119n6. The Collected Works of Spinoza. Princeton University Press. a b c d e f g h i Curley, Edwin M. (1985).

Michael L. Morgan, Samuel Shirley - Spinoza: Complete Works. Shirley Damsgaard - The Witch Is Dead (Ophelia & Abby, Book 5).

Benedictus de Spinoza, Michael L. Benedictus de Spinoza, Michael L. Morgan, Samuel Shirley. Dennis N. Hart, Shirley D. Gregor - Information Systems Foundations: Constructing and Criticising. Gregor. Morgan provides a general introduction that places Spinoza in Western philosophy and culture and . 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.

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Michael L. Morgan’s brief introductions to each work give a succinct historical, biographical, and philosophical overview. 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.

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.

Reviews:
  • Kelerana
This is without a doubt the best $70 I ever spent. Shirley's translation is beautifully paced and fluid: one feels in the presence of a great and kind teacher who is patient and ultimately dedicated to the passing on of knowledge and wisdom. It seems almost unbelievable that Spinoza died at the age of fourty-four. He strikes me as being the consummate scholar, but imparts what he has learned with an almost fatherly and tender mixture of enthusiasm and restraint.

Spinoza deserves to be venerated alongside the likes of Aristotle, Newton, Einstein, and Sagan, as the author of what is without doubt the most humane theology ever conceived. Branded an atheist, and reviled by many, Spinoza's work is a beautifully wrought testament to the absolute necessity of the human capacity for awe and reverence, our primal, emotional need of communion with a higher power and a sense of place, purpose and belonging. The lesson to be learned from this master teacher, Baruch Spinoza, is that understanding is the key to happiness; that a proper and rational humility, in light of our tiny presence in this grand and magnificent universe, can be a continual source of joy and peace and happiness in our lives.

Physically, this book is a delight. The hard cover is rock solid and the binding perfect; the typeface is small-ish but readable, the pages are not translucent or gossamer-delicate, like my beautiful Hebrew-English Tanakh, but are sturdy and just right. I absolutely LOVE this book. I would have gladly paid twice or three times the money for it.
  • Teonyo
I have read Curley's and Elwes' translations, and Shirley's are definitely my favorite. His translation are absolutely phenomenal and really capture Spinoza's writing style. If you are looking to study Spinoza in-depth, I highly recommend purchasing this book. It has everything I know of that Spinoza produced: his minor essays (Emendations, Short Treatise on God, unfinished Political treatise), his major works (Ethics and TTP), his letters, and even his Hebrew grammar and his critiques of Cartesianism. The introductions for each works are something to be desired, however, and the Hackett and Penguin editions provide a bit more context. My only major complaint is that the book itself is a bit fragile - treat it with love.

Any student of philosophy needs this work in their library.
  • Benn
Scholars, students and those who just plain love philosophy should be overjoyed at the release of this volume of Spinoza's collected works, the first in English. The Shirley translation is excellent, easy to follow, and much smoother in general than E.M. Curley's Cartesian-anchored exposition. Until this volume came along I was using three different editions of his collected works. I cannot describe the pleasure of having all Spinoza's works at my fingertips. It pays to be able to consolidate.
The Hackett edition is study, the pages quite thick considering such a lengthy volume, and sewn with thread, ensuring a lasting product, especially comforting considering the price asked. Still, it is a bargain when compared with the Curley edition published by Princeton. Volume Two of that edition has not even been published, though Volume One has been out for quite some time. If you love Spinoza and want to consolidate your collection into one volume, you can't go wrong with the Shirley translation.
  • Kazracage
A complete collection of his works.

Remember that this guy was a CARTESIAN.

His proofs are like geometric proofs with postulates proven by axioms.

The 2 works that I like are

On God, Man, and His Well-Being

Tractatus Politicus
  • Maximilianishe
Wonderful fascinating book for any scholar's library. The depth of philosophy is incredible and saturated in wisdom. A must have (Spinosa inspired Einstein)
  • lifestyle
I already own the hardback copy. Additionally having the convenience and power of the Kindle edition was well worth it to me.
  • Binthars
I heard a lot about Spinoza. I thought he would be like Voltaire, Montaigne, Plato, Seneca etc., but it is writing is painful to read. For me, it is like reading mathematical philosophy, there is no pleasure for me in reading his complex reasoning. He is like Aristotle in that regard. The others I mentioned (Voltaire, Plato, Seneca etc.) are very easy to read, logical, great insights, without putting you through torturous language and complexity. Probably Spinoza has insights but I can't get through his torturous writing style.
I heartily recommend this edition to every true Spinozist, for several reasons. First, it contains every significant work by Spinoza, even his Hebrew grammar and his study of Descartes' philosophy. Second, it is a surprisingly compact book, considering that it is nearly 1,000 pages long. Finally, and most important, Samuel Shirley's translations are delightfully readable. The book is ably annotated, with a short introduction.

The paper flyleaf is fragile, so if you are going to carry the book around with you, I suggest investing in a cover for it. (This book is not cheap, after all, and you must protect your investment.)