Spinoza’s Ethics edited by Clare Carlisle, translated by George Eliot

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September 2020, no. 424
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Moira Gatens reviews 'Spinoza’s Ethics' translated by George Eliot, edited by Clare Carlisle

Spinoza’s Ethics

edited by Clare Carlisle, translated by George Eliot

Princeton University Press, $58.99 pb, 381 pp

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Spinoza’s Ethics edited by Clare Carlisle, translated by George Eliot

Reviewed by
September 2020, no. 424

Becoming better acquainted with an author may give rise to a surprise, or two. For example, the daughter of Mary Wollstonecraft (author of A Vindication of the Rights of Woman) and William Godwin (author of Political Justice) is the author of Frankenstein. Mary Shelley met her husband, Percy Bysshe Shelley, through his devotion to her father’s anarchist political philosophy. Gaining an awareness of the surprisingly complex threads that link one thinker to the next in dynamic webs of influence is one of the deep pleasures of scholarship.

Moira Gatens reviews 'Spinoza’s Ethics' translated by George Eliot, edited by Clare Carlisle

Spinoza’s Ethics

edited by Clare Carlisle, translated by George Eliot

Princeton University Press, $58.99 pb, 381 pp

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