Synopses & Reviews
A complete translation in English of this modern text, with substantive apparatus to allow the student and serious reader to grapple in a meaningful way with this seminal text. The text includes ample footnotes, Spinozas annotations, an interpretative essay, glossary and other indices.
Focus Philosophical Library translations are close to and are non-interpretative of the original text, with the notes and a glossary intending to provide the reader with some sense of the terms and the concepts as they were understood by Spinozas immediate audience.
This is the hardcover edition.
[Professor Yaffe's] learned study of the treatise and his interpretations of its significance are simply among the most intelligent studies that one may find - his devotion to researching the teachings of the treatise has encouraged the production of this new English translation of it which is unique and comprehensive...and is valuable to every reader of Spinoza at every level of ability. Indeed, I have every confidence that his translated edition of the treatise, together with the outstanding scholarly critical apparatus that it employs, will be acknowledged universally as the best English translation and edition of the work available.
-- Paul J. Bagley, President North American Spinoza Society
A new and complete translation in English of this modern text, with substantive apparatus to allow the student and serious reader to grapple in a meaningful way with this seminal text, which Dr. Yaffe describes in his Translator's Remarks: "the philosophi
A complete English translation of this controversial and provocative criticism of religious intolerance and a defense of secular government. Includes substantive notes, a glossary of terms, various indices, and an interpretive essay.
A complete translation in English of this controversial and provocative modern text, with substantive notes - educating readers to the sources and traditions of the words employed - a glossary of terms, various indices, selected biography, and an interpretive essay.
About the Author
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.