The Ethics

Benedict de SPINOZA (1632 - 1677), translated by R. H. M. ELWES (1853 - )

The Ethics is a philosophical book written by Baruch Spinoza. It was written in Latin. Although it was published posthumously in 1677, it is his most famous work, and is considered his magnum opus.
In The Ethics, Spinoza attempts to demonstrate a "fully cohesive philosophical system that strives to provide a coherent picture of reality and to comprehend the meaning of an ethical life. Following a logical step-by-step format, it defines in turn the nature of God, the mind, human bondage to the emotions, and the power of understanding -- moving from a consideration of the eternal, to speculate upon humanity's place in the natural order, freedom, and the path to attainable happiness."(Wikipedia)

Genre(s): Early Modern

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 1-01-Part 1, Definitions and Axioms Leni
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Play 02 1-02-Part 1, Propositions 1 to 5 Leni
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Play 03 1-03-Part I, Propositions 6 to 10 Leni
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Play 04 1-04-Part I, Propositions 11 to 15 Doctor_wu
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Play 05 1-05-Part I, Propositions 16 to 20 Doctor_wu
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Play 06 1-06-Part I, Propositions 21 to 25 Bill Mosley
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Play 07 1-07-Part I, Propositions 26 to 30 I M CLIFFORD
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Play 08 1-08-Part I, Propositions 31 to 36 Bill Mosley
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Play 09 1-09-Part I, Appendix Ernst Pattynama
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Play 10 2-01-Part II, Definitions and Axioms Nicholas James Bridgewater
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Play 11 2-02-Part II, Propositions 1 to 5 Bill Mosley
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Play 12 2-03-Part II, Propositions 6 to 10 Bill Mosley
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Play 13 2-04-Part II, Propositions 11 to 15 Bill Mosley
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Play 14 2-05-Part II, Propositions 16 to 20 e_scarab
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Play 15 2-06-Part II, Propositions 21 to 25 Stephen Norman
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Play 16 2-07-Part II, Propositions 26 to 30 Stephen Norman
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Play 17 2-08-Part II, Propositions 31 to 35 Neeru Iyer
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Play 18 2-09-Part II, Propositions 36 to 40 Guero
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Play 19 2-10-Part II, Propositions 41 to 45 Ernst Pattynama
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Play 20 2-11-Part II, Propositions 46 to 49 Betina
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Play 21 3-01-Part III, Definitions and Postulates Neeru Iyer
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Play 22 3-02-Part III, Propositions 1 to 5 Tellyouthesame
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Play 23 3-03-Part III, Propositions 6 to 10 Neeru Iyer
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Play 24 3-04-Part III, Propositions 11 to 15 MorganScorpion
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Play 25 3-05-Part III, Propositions 16 to 20 MorganScorpion
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Play 26 3-06-Part III, Propositions 21 to 25 MorganScorpion
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Play 27 3-07-Part III, Propositions 26 to 30 MorganScorpion
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Play 28 3-08-Part III, Propositions 31 to 35 MorganScorpion
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Play 29 3-09-Part III, Propositions 36 to 40 MorganScorpion
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Play 30 3-10-Part III, Propositions 41 to 45 Neeru Iyer
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Play 31 3-11-Part III, Propositions 46 to 50 Rachel Gatwood
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Play 32 3-12-Part III, Propositions 51 to 55 MorganScorpion
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Play 33 3-13-Part III, Propositions 56 to 59 Don Stirno
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Play 34 3-14-Part III, Definitions of the Emotions Fredrik Karlsson
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Play 35 3-15-Part III, Definitions of the Emotions (continued) Fredrik Karlsson
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Play 36 4-01-Part IV, Preface, Definitions and Axiom okei
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Play 37 4-02-Part IV, Propositions 1 to 5 okei
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Play 38 4-03-Part IV, Propositions 6 to 10 okei
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Play 39 4-04-Part IV, Propositions 11 to 15 okei
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Play 40 4-05-Part IV, Propositions 16 to 20 okei
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Play 41 4-06-Part IV, Propositions 21 to 25 Diana Majlinger
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Play 42 4-07-Part IV, Propositions 26 to 30 Diana Majlinger
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Play 43 4-08-Part IV, Propositions 31 to 35 okei
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Play 44 4-09-Part IV, Propositions 36 to 40 okei
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Play 45 4-10-Part IV, Propositions 41 to 45 okei
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Play 46 4-11-Part IV, Propositions 46 to 50 Diana Majlinger
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Play 47 4-12-Part IV, Propositions 51 to 55 Diana Majlinger
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Play 48 4-13-Part IV, Propositions 56 to 60 okei
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Play 49 4-14-Part IV, Propositions 61 to 65 okei
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Play 50 4-15-Part IV, Propositions 66 to 70 okei
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Play 51 4-16-Part IV, Propositions 71 to 73 Diana Majlinger
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Play 52 4-17-Part IV, Appendix okei
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Play 53 5-01-Part V, Preface and Axioms Anna Simon
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Play 54 5-02-Part V, Propositions 1 to 5 Anna Simon
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Play 55 5-03-Part V, Propositions 6 to 10 Anna Simon
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Play 56 5-04-Part V, Propositions 11 to 15 Diana Majlinger
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Play 57 5-05-Part V, Propositions 16 to 20 Betina
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Play 58 5-06-Part V, Propositions 21 to 25 Diana Majlinger
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Play 59 5-07-Part V, Propositions 26 to 30 Diana Majlinger
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Play 60 5-08-Part V, Propositions 31 to 35 Diana Majlinger
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Play 61 5-09-Part V, Propositions 36 to 40 Betina
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Play 62 5-10-Part V, Propositions 41 to 42 Diana Majlinger
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