Everything you need to know about Spinoza's Ethics in one volume. The Ethics presents a complete metaphysical, epistemological and ethical world-view that is immensely inspiring. However, it is also an extremely difficult text to read. This book takes readers through the text, stopping at the most perplexing passages to explain key terms, unfold arguments, offer concrete examples and raise questions for further thought. It is designed to be read alongside the Ethics, enabling students to think critically about Spinoza's views and build an understanding of his complex system.
Beth Lord is Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Dundee and Director of the Spinoza Research Network. She wrote the Edinburgh Philosophical Guide to Spinoza's Ethics and a monograph, Kant and Spinozism: Transcendental Idealism and Immanence from Jacobi to Deleuze.