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  • The Ethics: The Complete Work Plus an Overview, Chapter by Chapter Summary and Author Biography! | Benedict de Spinoza,Israel Bouseman

    The Ethics: The Complete Work Plus an Overview, Chapter by Chapter Summary and Author Biography!

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Benedict de Spinoza, Israel Bouseman
    • Narrated By Joe Bianco
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    Ethics is one of the most unique works in Western philosophy, an attempt to handle metaphysics, theology, anthropology, and ontology through the lens of geometric proofs. Spinoza felt that the path to happiness is through reason, in the use of the mind to demystify our existence and liberate us from passions and superstitions.

  • Ethics | Benedict de Spinoza

    Ethics

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Benedict de Spinoza
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    Benedict de Spinoza's Ethics, first published in 1677, constitutes a major systematic critique of the traditional and religious foundations of philosophical thought. In it, Spinoza follows a logical step-by-step format consisting of definitions, axioms, propositions, proofs, and corollaries to create a comprehensive inquiry into the truth about God, nature, and humans' place within the universe. From these broad metaphysical themes, Spinoza derives what he considered to be the highest principles of religion and society and lays out an ethical system in which reason is the supreme value.

    Gary says: "Now I understand "the God of Spinoza""
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