By Herman De Jin, Benedictus De Spinoza
De Dijn's accomplished creation to Spinoza's philosophy is predicated on key texts. He first presents 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 tricky textual content is right here made obtainable, even in its information. This research is by means of a entire survey of Spinoza's metaphysics as offered in his well-known Ethics. De Dijn demonstrates how Spinoza's critical philosophical undertaking as brought within the Treatise-the linkage of data and salvation-is completely discovered within the Ethics. during this approach the harmony 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 by means of Edwin Curley, and an annotated bibliography at the secondary literature.