The Ethics


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(4.6 stars; 12 reviews)

The Ethics is a philosophical book written by Baruch Spinoza. It was written in Latin. Although it was published posthumously in 1677, it is his most famous work, and is considered his magnum opus.
In The Ethics, Spinoza attempts to demonstrate a "fully cohesive philosophical system that strives to provide a coherent picture of reality and to comprehend the meaning of an ethical life. Following a logical step-by-step format, it defines in turn the nature of God, the mind, human bondage to the emotions, and the power of understanding -- moving from a consideration of the eternal, to speculate upon humanity's place in the natural order, freedom, and the path to attainable happiness."(Wikipedia)

(11 hr 54 min)

Chapters

1-01-Part 1, Definitions and Axioms 5:22 Read by Leni
1-02-Part 1, Propositions 1 to 5 4:03 Read by Leni
1-03-Part I, Propositions 6 to 10 12:37 Read by Leni
1-04-Part I, Propositions 11 to 15 23:12 Read by Doctor_wu
1-05-Part I, Propositions 16 to 20 13:15 Read by Doctor_wu
1-06-Part I, Propositions 21 to 25 11:45 Read by Bill Mosley
1-07-Part I, Propositions 26 to 30 8:13 Read by I M CLIFFORD
1-08-Part I, Propositions 31 to 36 18:59 Read by Bill Mosley
1-09-Part I, Appendix 21:32 Read by Ernst Pattynama
2-01-Part II, Definitions and Axioms 5:41 Read by Nicholas James Bridgewater
2-02-Part II, Propositions 1 to 5 9:53 Read by Bill Mosley
2-03-Part II, Propositions 6 to 10 17:14 Read by Bill Mosley
2-04-Part II, Propositions 11 to 15 28:08 Read by Bill Mosley
2-05-Part II, Propositions 16 to 20 11:57 Read by e_scarab
2-06-Part II, Propositions 21 to 25 8:03 Read by Stephen Norman
2-07-Part II, Propositions 26 to 30 9:31 Read by Stephen Norman
2-08-Part II, Propositions 31 to 35 6:56 Read by Neeru Iyer
2-09-Part II, Propositions 36 to 40 14:51 Read by Guero
2-10-Part II, Propositions 41 to 45 15:39 Read by Ernst Pattynama
2-11-Part II, Propositions 46 to 49 28:14 Read by Betina
3-01-Part III, Definitions and Postulates 6:58 Read by Neeru Iyer
3-02-Part III, Propositions 1 to 5 17:12 Read by Tellyouthesame
3-03-Part III, Propositions 6 to 10 6:48 Read by Neeru Iyer
3-04-Part III, Propositions 11 to 15 10:30 Read by MorganScorpion
3-05-Part III, Propositions 16 to 20 9:36 Read by MorganScorpion
3-06-Part III, Propositions 21 to 25 8:09 Read by MorganScorpion
3-07-Part III, Propositions 26 to 30 11:27 Read by MorganScorpion
3-08-Part III, Propositions 31 to 35 9:57 Read by MorganScorpion
3-09-Part III, Propositions 36 to 40 11:29 Read by MorganScorpion
3-10-Part III, Propositions 41 to 45 7:32 Read by Neeru Iyer
3-11-Part III, Propositions 46 to 50 5:56 Read by Rachel Gatwood
3-12-Part III, Propositions 51 to 55 14:38 Read by MorganScorpion
3-13-Part III, Propositions 56 to 59 14:49 Read by Don Stirno
3-14-Part III, Definitions of the Emotions 17:29 Read by Fredrik Karlsson
3-15-Part III, Definitions of the Emotions (continued) 21:55 Read by Fredrik Karlsson
4-01-Part IV, Preface, Definitions and Axiom 12:17 Read by okei
4-02-Part IV, Propositions 1 to 5 9:24 Read by okei
4-03-Part IV, Propositions 6 to 10 8:55 Read by okei
4-04-Part IV, Propositions 11 to 15 7:24 Read by okei
4-05-Part IV, Propositions 16 to 20 11:19 Read by okei
4-06-Part IV, Propositions 21 to 25 5:03 Read by Diana Majlinger
4-07-Part IV, Propositions 26 to 30 6:47 Read by Diana Majlinger
4-08-Part IV, Propositions 31 to 35 12:38 Read by okei
4-09-Part IV, Propositions 36 to 40 19:18 Read by okei
4-10-Part IV, Propositions 41 to 45 10:18 Read by okei
4-11-Part IV, Propositions 46 to 50 6:34 Read by Diana Majlinger
4-12-Part IV, Propositions 51 to 55 7:15 Read by Diana Majlinger
4-13-Part IV, Propositions 56 to 60 15:48 Read by okei
4-14-Part IV, Propositions 61 to 65 9:54 Read by okei
4-15-Part IV, Propositions 66 to 70 10:01 Read by okei
4-16-Part IV, Propositions 71 to 73 5:51 Read by Diana Majlinger
4-17-Part IV, Appendix 19:39 Read by okei
5-01-Part V, Preface and Axioms 8:56 Read by Anna Simon
5-02-Part V, Propositions 1 to 5 8:32 Read by Anna Simon
5-03-Part V, Propositions 6 to 10 12:45 Read by Anna Simon
5-04-Part V, Propositions 11 to 15 4:00 Read by Diana Majlinger
5-05-Part V, Propositions 16 to 20 12:05 Read by Betina
5-06-Part V, Propositions 21 to 25 5:43 Read by Diana Majlinger
5-07-Part V, Propositions 26 to 30 6:21 Read by Diana Majlinger
5-08-Part V, Propositions 31 to 35 7:11 Read by Diana Majlinger
5-09-Part V, Propositions 36 to 40 14:27 Read by Betina
5-10-Part V, Propositions 41 to 42 6:33 Read by Diana Majlinger

Reviews

Thought provoking

(3 stars)

I found this reading to be interesting. So I must say that many of the readers did not have good recording. Still I recommend reading or listening to this work.

Great Job!

(5 stars)

This group recording is really helpful to work your way through this text which reads like a piece of legislation.