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A Spinoza Reader:
The Ethics and Other Works
Edited and translated by Edwin Curley

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TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Introduction
ISpinoza's Life and Philosophy
IIBibliographical Note
IIIAbbreviations and Other Conventions
Preliminaries
IA Portrait of the Philosopher as a Young Man3
IIA Critique of Traditional Religion6
IIIFragments of a Theory of Scientific Method48
IVFrom a Non-Geometric Draft of the Ethics55
VAn Early Attempt at Geometrizing Philosophy66
VITwo Criticisms of Descartes71
VIIThe Study Group has Questions about Definitions77
VIIIThe Worm in the Blood82
The Ethics
IOf God85
IIOf the Nature and Origin of the Mind115
IIIOf the Origin and Nature of the Affects152
IVOf Human Bondage, or the Powers of the Affects197
VOf the Power of the Intellect, or on Human Freedom244
Objections and Replies
ITschirnhaus on Freedom266
IIFreedom and Necessity267
IIITschirnhaus on Problems about the Attributes and Infinite Modes269
IVOn Knowledge of Other Attributes and Examples of Infinite Modes270
VTschirnhaus on Knowledge of Other Attributes272
VIEach Thing Is Expressed by Many Minds272
VIITschirnhaus Presses His Objection273
VIIISpinoza Replies Again273
IXTschirnhaus on Deducing the Existence of Bodies274
XOn the Uselessness of Descartes' Principles of Natural Things274
XITschirnhaus Presses the Objection274
XIISpinoza's Last Reply275
Index277

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