• Published 2011

Spinoza on the Right Way to Live -

  title={Spinoza on the Right Way to Live -},
  author={Gary Zabel},
Like Plato, Aristotle, Epicurus and most other ancient philosophers, Spinoza sets for philosophy a very elevated goal, namely to guide human beings to the realization of their highest good, or as Spinoza also puts it, the ultimate human perfection. Though Spinoza follows the ancients in calling this goal happiness (felicitus), he also follows thinkers of the medieval Jewish and Christian traditions in naming it salvation (salus), joy (gaudio), blessedness (beatitudo), acquiescence of spirit… CONTINUE READING