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Author Kisner, Matthew J., 1974-

Title Spinoza on human freedom [electronic resource] : reason, autonomy and the good life / Matthew J. Kisner.

Imprint Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2011.


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Description xi, 261 p.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Machine generated contents note: Abbreviations and translations; Introduction: beyond therapy; 1. Freedom as rationality; 2. Justifying Spinoza's conception of freedom; 3. Autonomy and responsibility; 4. Freedom and happiness; 5. The good; 6. The natural law; 7. Benevolence; 8. The free man; 9. Rational deliberation; 10. The character of freedom; 11. The freedom of the citizen; Conclusion: 'the true freedom of man'; Bibliography; Index.
Summary "Spinoza was one of the most influential figures of the Enlightenment, but his often obscure metaphysics makes it difficult to understand the ultimate message of his philosophy. Although he regarded freedom as the fundamental goal of his ethics and politics, his theory of freedom has not received sustained, comprehensive treatment. Spinoza holds that we attain freedom by governing ourselves according to practical principles, which express many of our deepest moral commitments. Matthew J. Kisner focuses on this theory and presents an alternative picture of the ethical project driving Spinoza's philosophical system. His study of the neglected practical philosophy provides an accessible and concrete picture of what it means to live as Spinoza's ethics envisioned"-- Provided by publisher.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2015. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.
Subject Spinoza, Benedictus de, 1632-1677 -- Political and social views.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author ProQuest (Firm)
ISBN 9780521198882 (hbk.)
9781139007894 (e-book)

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