Newsletter   Secure Checkout   View Cart (0 items)  
Search:    Welcome Guest! Save up to 30-40% on most items with our awesome everyday discounts!

Tractatus Theologico-Politicus (Gebhardt Edition, 1925) [Hardcover]

By Benedictus de Spinoza (Author)
Our Price $ 189.00  
Retail Value $ 270.00  
You Save $ 81.00  (30%)  
Item Number 197828  
Buy New $189.00
Out Of Stock!
Currently Out Of Stock
Currently unavailable...

Item description for Tractatus Theologico-Politicus (Gebhardt Edition, 1925) by Benedictus de Spinoza...

This new and complete translation of Spinoza's famous 17th-century work fills an important gap, not only for all scholars of Spinoza, but also for everyone interested in the relationship between Western philosophy and religion, and the history of biblical exegesis. The existing Elwes translation of 1883 has long been regarded as insufficient by Spinoza scholars for its misleading rendering of the Latin and its many omissions. Samuel Shirley, well-known for his excellent best-selling translation of Spinoza's Ethics, now presents this new, complete translation of Spinoza's Tractatus Theologico-Politicus in lucid English, which meets the highest standards of modern critical scholarship. The book includes an Index of Subjects and a detailed Index of Biblical References as well as an Introduction by Brad Gregory, which sets Spinoza squarely in the context of his time and intellectual tradition.

Promise Angels is dedicated to bringing you great books at great prices. Whether you read for entertainment, to learn, or for literacy - you will find what you want at!

Item Specifications...

Studio: Brill Academic Publishers
Pages   316
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.3" Width: 6.1" Height: 1.4"
Weight:   1.6 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Aug 1, 1989
Publisher   Brill Academic Publishers
ISBN  9004090991  
ISBN13  9789004090996  

Availability  0 units.

More About Benedictus de Spinoza

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Martin Yaffe is Professor of philosophy in the Department of Religion and Philosophy at the University of North Texas. He has published widely in areas of philosophy and history of philosophy and the interconnectedness of philosophy, religion, Judaism, literature and modern thought.

Benedictus de Spinoza was born in 1632 and died in 1677.

Benedictus de Spinoza has published or released items in the following series...
  1. Focus Philosophical Library (Paperback)
  2. Oxford Philosophical Texts (Paperback)

Are You The Artisan or Author behind this product?
Improve our customers experience by registering for an Artisan Biography Center Homepage.

Product Categories

1Books > Subjects > Home & Garden > Interior Design > General
2Books > Subjects > Nonfiction > Philosophy > General
3Books > Subjects > Nonfiction > Philosophy > History, 17th & 18th Century
4Books > Subjects > Nonfiction > Philosophy > Medieval Thought
5Books > Subjects > Nonfiction > Philosophy > Modern
6Books > Subjects > Professional & Technical > Architecture > General
7Books > Subjects > Professional & Technical > Architecture > Interior Design > General

Reviews - What do customers think about Tractatus Theologico-Politicus (Gebhardt Edition, 1925)?

Well translated entry into modern times  Jun 14, 2004
Spinoza meant his Tractatus to pave the way for his magnum opus, the Ethics. The latter was too revolutionary to be published right away; Spinoza had it published after his death. He realized that if he did not try to win support for his point of view (in one formula: God and nature are the same), his Ethics would overshoot and not get the attention it needed to have.
Now, don't draw the conclusion that you may just skip the Tractatus and get to the Ethics right away. Between each line in the Tractatus, you can see Spinoza working for the political and theological implications he knew his work was about to have.

I did not read the original, so I cannot tell whether Elis' translation is correct. But it certainly makes reading the Tractatus easy.

Note: Spinoza takes knowledge of some bible-passages for granted. Perhaps too much so for a modern reader. It is worthwile to have a bible at arms length. There are only a few of these passages and the way Spinoza puts them to work to gain support for his point of view is at times breathtaking.

Write your own review about Tractatus Theologico-Politicus (Gebhardt Edition, 1925)

Ask A Question or Provide Feedback regarding Tractatus Theologico-Politicus (Gebhardt Edition, 1925)

Item Feedback and Product Questions
For immediate assistance call 888.395.0572 during the hours of 10am thru 8pm EST Monday thru Friday and a customer care representative will be happy to help you!

Help us continuously improve our service by reporting your feedback or questions below:

I have a question regarding this product
The information above is incorrect or conflicting
The page has misspellings or incorrect grammar
The page did not load correctly in my browser or created an error.

Email Address:
Anti Spam Question. To combat spammers we require that you answer a simple question.
What color is the sky?
Leave This Blank :
Do Not Change This Text :

Add This Product Widget To Your Website

Looking to add this information to your own website? Then use our Product Widget to allow you to display product information in a frame that is 120 pixels wide by 240 pixels high.

    Copy and paste the following HTML into your website and enjoy!

Order toll-free weekdays 10am thru 10pm EST by phone: 1-888-395-0572 (Lines are closed on holidays & weekends.)
Customer Service | My Account | Track My Orders | Return Policy | Request Free Catalog | Email Newsletter

Gift Certificates
RSS Feeds
About Us
Contact Us
Terms Of Use
Privacy Policy