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Ethics by Baruch Spinoza
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Sep 28, 2007

it was amazing
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Read in March, 2008

Some parts were clearly (and distinctly) better than others. The parts of Ethics relating to philosophy of mind, especially the emotions in Part III, were quite good. Spinoza is way ahead of his time; he lays down principles that will be used by behavioral psychologists centuries later. In Part IV, Spinoza also forecasts Kant's first formulation of the categorical imperative. Imaginative in places, quite exhausting in its thoroughness at times, Ethics was for me a challenge to read, but a worthy classic.
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