Spinoza on Destroying Passions with Reason


  •  For references to the Ethics, I adopt Michael Della Rocca’s shorthand, where (e.g.) 2p7s indicates the scholium to proposition 7 of Book 2. The letter abbreviations are: a = axiom, c = corollary, d = demonstration, def = definition, p = proposition, s = scholium. I use Edwin Curley’s translations (from the 1985 edition of the Complete Works).