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In the beginning is philosophy : on desire and the good

Author: Brayton Polka
Publisher: New York : Peter Lang Publishing, [2016]
Series: American university studies., Series V,, Philosophy ;, v. 223.
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Named Person: Benedictus de Spinoza; Benedictus de Spinoza
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Brayton Polka
ISBN: 9781433133688 1433133687
OCLC Number: 945072353
Description: ix, 276 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction: in beginning with Adam and Eve as the story of two beginnings-in Athens and Jerusalem --
History: what do I believe?: in beginning with history as faith in the absolute --
Ontology: what do I think?: in beginning with God as necessary existence --
Ethics: what do I love?: in beginning with the neighbor as my creation --
Hermeneutics: what do I interpret?: in beginning with the other as the truth of myself --
Politics: what do I will?: in beginning with relationship as the freedom and equality of all --
Conclusion: in ending with philosophy as beginning with the good of desire.
Series Title: American university studies., Series V,, Philosophy ;, v. 223.
Responsibility: Brayton Polka.

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