Spring 2019 not offered
This course is devoted to close reading of one of the philosophical masterpieces of the Western tradition. The ETHICS is of genuine contemporary interest, with its metaphysics that combine materialism with theism, its philosophical psychology that anticipates Freud, and its attempt to reconcile human freedom with a belief in scientific explanation. This is a difficult, vast, profound work that requires and will repay close study.
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|Course Format: Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (COL)(ENVS)(PHIL)(PHIL-Philosophy)(PHIL-Social Jus)
An independent in-depth study of the Ethics itself; in addition, a number of modern interpretations of it by leading Spinoza scholars.
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Weekly introductory essays that will be used as the basis for class discussion. 10 page final paper.