Spinoza: His Life and Philosophy

Spinoza: His Life and Philosophy

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Spinoza: His Life and Philosophy

Spinoza: His Life and Philosophy

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The purpose of this book is to put before English readers an account, fairly complete in itself and on a fairly adequate scale, of the life and philosophy of Spinoza. It aims, in the first instance, at being understood by those who have not made a special study of the subject; but my hope, expressed in the first edition, that it might be of some use to some who already know Spinoza at first hand, and even to critical students of philosophy, has, I believe, been fulfilled. In this edition I have not thought it desirable to reproduce the critical and bibliographical matter which I formerly collected in this place. Nothing short of a complete supplement toVan der Linde Benedictus Spinoza: Bibliografie (The Hague, 1871) would be adequate, and it is beyond my powers and leisure to undertake such a supplement at the present day. The first edition remains accessible in public libraries, and the appendix to the title Spinoza in the British Museum catalogue (now also accessible in print in many libraries) will guide special students, if desired, to the recent literature of the subject. A few items of special interest to English readers have, however, been worked into the body of the book. I must make one exception to my rule to mention that Renan's commemorative address on Spinoza, which is a classical piece of literature, is now reprinted in Nouvelles Études d'Histoire Religieuse,Paris, 1884, p. 499.

The appendices to the first edition, except the English version . . .

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