Benedictus de Spinoza Principal Works - Essay

Principal Works

(Literary Criticism (1400-1800))

Renati Des cartes principiorum philosophiae pars I. et II. more geometrico demonstratae per Benedictum de Spinoza [The Principles of Descartes] (philosophy) 1663

*Tractatus theologico-politicus continens dissertationes all quot, quibus ostenditur libertatem philosophandi non tantum salva pietate, & reipublicae pace posse concedi: sed eandem nisi cum pace reipublicae, ipsaque pletate tolli non posse. … [A Treatise Partly Theological, and Partly Political, Containing Some Few Discourses, to Prove That the Liberty of Philosophizing (That is Making Use of Natural Reason) May Be Allow'd Without any Prejudice to Piety, or to the Peace of Any Commonwealth; and That the Loss of Public Peace and Religion it Self Must Necessarily Follow, Where such a Liberty of Reasoning is Taken Away. … ] (philosophy) 1670

B. D. S. Opera posthuma (philosophy, letters, and grammar) 1677

Korte Verhandeling van God, de Mensch und deszelhs Welstand [Short Treatise on God, Man, and His Well-Being] (philosophy) 1852

The Collected Works of Spinoza. 2 vols. (philosophy, letters, and nonfiction) 1985

*This work is commonly referred to as the Theological-Political Treatise.

†This work contains De intellectus emendatione (On the Improvement of the Understanding) and Ethic ordine geometrico demonstrata (The Ethics of Benedict de Spinoza. Demonstrated after the Manner of Geometers), among other works.

†This work was written between 1660 and 1662.