"Steevn Nadler's new book...is an excellent guide to Spinzoa's magnum opus and a substanial contribution to Spinoza scholarship. This is precisely the kind of book that Spinoza scholarship in English has needed for a very long time...It is a pleasure to read (or rather, study) Nadler's book, and it is a pleasure to respond to its challenges. This engaging introduction to Spinoza's Ethics is highly sophisticated, lucide, and comprehensive. It makes significant contributions to Spinoza scholarship, and I have little doubt that it will be a great asset to bot hbeginning students and advanced scholars." - Yitzhak Y. Melamed, University of Chicago
In this 2006 book, Nadler explains the doctrines and arguments of the Ethics and examines the philosophical background to Spinoza's thought and the dialogues in which Spinoza was engaged. He shows why Spinoza's endlessly fascinating ideas may have been so troubling to his contemporaries, as well as why they are still highly relevant today.