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Posted Jul 21, 2014 - 8:36 PM:

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This scholarship is new to me, and apparently to most online Spinoza students too since there are no reviews of this book on the usual sites; I'd really appreciate a brief review -- list of pros & cons would suffice -- to expand on this recommendation, Maw. Thanks, man. cool


No problem, it's been about 1.5 years since I read LeBuffe's work, and so specifics escape me, but as the review you provided states it is an excellent and comprehensive overview of Spinoza's Ethical Theory, which the author unifies well by engaging with the whole of the Ethics, which as Steven Nadler points out, is often excluded in academia (the focus centering on Spinoza's metaphysics and philosophy of mind in Parts I & II). His is admirably diligent when analyzing important propositions. Along with the provided review, there were some points the author made that I didn't agree with (however particulars escape me and I left the book at home), but all-in-all it was a wonderful in-depth guide to the Ethics of the Ethics. And as I recall, contra Augustino's suggestion, LeBuffe presents a non-mystical and quite pithy account of Spinoza's otherwise complex statements regarding the 'eternity of the mind', hence my recommendation.
On Jul 21, 2014 - 10:49 PM, 180 Proof responded: That's all I need. Okay, I'll check it out then!
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Gottlob Frege - Grundgesetze der Arithmetik
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On The Nature of Things by Lucretius
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First Book of Outlines of Pyrrhonism by Sextus Empiricus
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Loneliness As A Way of Life, Thomas Dumm
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Posted Jul 26, 2014 - 3:33 AM:

Deleuze's Spinoza: Practical Philosophy

Pretty interesting read... his comparison between Treatise on the Emendation of the Intellect and Ethics in the penultimate chapter was very interesting.
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Posted Jul 26, 2014 - 7:25 AM:

A history of philosophy by Wilhelm Windelband
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Conscience and Its Enemies by Robert P. George.

The man, while clearly an intellectual heavyweight, seems to have an inordinate fondness for the word "dignity". If I didn't know better, I might say it's a buzzword meant to paper over some of the weaknesses or unexamined assumptions in his arguments...

I rather like Pinker's response to such rhetorical flim-flam in The Stupidity of Dignity.
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