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  1. added 2020-06-15
    Spinoza and Virtue: The Significance of Habituation to a Virtuous Character to the Ethics of the Ethics.Bobbie Sue Schindler - 2012 - Portland StateUniversity McNair Research Journal.
    Within Spinoza scholarship of the ethics of the Ethics there are various interpretations of what ethical theory Spinoza was, or may have been, espousing in his work. While that may be debated, what scholars agree upon is the connection between certain types of knowledge and living the good life wherein the ethical exists. The more [adequate] knowledge one develops concerning Nature and one’s emotions, through practice of certain states of character, the more one is apt to act freely and move (...)
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    Habitude, Connaissance Et Vertu Chez Spinoza.Syliane Malinowski-Charles - 2004 - Dialogue 43 (1):99-124.
    La notion d’habitude est-elle amenée à jouer un rôle dans l’éthique spinoziste? Une première réponse à cette question doit être négative, si l’on considère que le concept et les formules servant à l’exprimer ne sont pas théorisées directement dans les textes et servent généralement à désigner les coutumes ou les traits constants entre les hommes, ce qui est un sens différent de celui qui nous intéresse spécifiquement ici. Pourtant, la question mérite assurément d’être posée, et ce dans l’optique d’une interrogation (...)
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    The Relation Between Life, Conatus, and Virtue in Spinoza’s Philosophy.Sylvain Zac - 1996 - Graduate Faculty Philosophy Journal 19 (1):151-173.
    In order to further clarify the meaning of Spinoza’s teachings, I will demonstrate in the following article that, according to the author of the Ethics, God is life, that the conatus, the internal dynamism of all singular things, are the manifestations of the life of God in different degrees, in the infinity of his modes relating to the infinity of his attributes, that virtue, the most perfect form of the conatus in man, is the “true life,” participation in the life (...)
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    La influencia de Séneca en la filosofía de Spinoza: una aproximación / An approach to the influence of Seneca in Spinoza’s philosophy.Alberto Luis López - 2020 - Signos Filosóficos 43 (22):34-57.
    En filosofía es importante conocer las influencias entre los filósofos porque de ello depende tener un conocimiento más completo y preciso de sus propuestas. Ejemplo de esto son las investigaciones sobre los orígenes estoicos de la filosofía spinoziana, que se han incrementado notablemente en las últimas décadas, pero aún hace falta indagar con mayor detalle, autor por autor e idea por idea, qué tipo de estoicismo y qué parte del mismo influyó en el pensador neerlandés. En este artículo examino, a (...)
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    Generosity as Freedom in Spinoza's Ethics.Hasana Sharp - 2019 - In Jack Stetter & Charles Ramond (eds.), Spinoza in Twenty-First-Century American and French Philosophy: Metaphysics, Philosophy of Mind, Moral and Political Philosophy. Bloomsbury. pp. 277-288.
    Generosity is not best understood as an alliance of forces, necessary for mortal beings with limited time and skills. Sociability as generosity exceeds the realm of need and follows directly from our strength of character [fortitudo] because it expresses a positive power to overcome anti-social passions, such as hatred, envy, and the desire for revenge. Spinoza asserts that generous souls resist and overwhelm hostile forces and debilitating affects with wisdom, foresight, and love. The sociability yielded by generosity, then, is not (...)
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    Eve's Perfection: Spinoza on Sexual (In)Equality.Hasana Sharp - 2012 - Journal of the History of Philosophy 50 (4):559-580.
    Through an examination of his remarks on Genesis, chapters 2–3, I will demonstrate that Spinoza’s argument for sexual inequality is not only an aberration,but a symmetrical inversion of a view he propounds, albeit implicitly, in his Ethics. In particular, “the black page” of his Political Treatise ignores, along with the intellectual capacities of women, the immeasurable benefits of affectionate partnership between a man and a woman that he extols in his retelling of the Genesis narrative. If the doctrine of the (...)
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    Virtue as Power.Michael Lebuffe - 2011 - Midwest Studies in Philosophy 35 (1):164-178.
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    Spinoza’s Virtuous Passions.Matthew J. Kisner - 2008 - Review of Metaphysics 61 (4):759-783.
  9. added 2019-02-07
    Spinoza’s Critique of Humility in the Ethics.Sanem Soyarslan - 2018 - Southern Journal of Philosophy 56 (3):342-364.
    Abstract: In the "Ethics" Spinoza denies that humility is a virtue on the grounds that it arises from a reflection on our lack of power, rather than a rational understanding of our power (Part IV, Proposition 53, Demonstration). He suggests that humility, to the extent that it involves a consideration of our weakness, indicates a lack of self-understanding. However, in a brief remark in the same demonstration he also allows that conceiving our lack of power can be conducive to self-understanding (...)
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    „ “Eve’s Perfection: Spinoza on Sexual (In)Equality.”.Hasana Sharp - 2011 - Journal of the History of Philosophy 50.4 (2012) 50 (4):559-580.
    This paper outlines Spinoza’s two diametrically opposed views on the question of sexual equality. In the Political Treatise, he contends that women are naturally inferior to men, and that they are unable to practice virtue. Yet, he presents an antithetical portrait of Eve in his retelling of the Fall in the Ethics. There, Eve’s nature accords perfectly with Adam’s, and their relationship might have promoted virtue in each of them. Attention to Spinoza’s version of the Fall reveals the profound importance (...)
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    Spinoza's Benevolence: The Rational Basis for Acting to the Benefit of Others.Matthew J. Kisner - 2009 - Journal of the History of Philosophy 47 (4):pp. 549-567.
    This paper is concerned with Spinoza’s treatment of a problem in early modern moral philosophy: the potential conflict between the pursuit of happiness and virtue. The problem is that people are thought to attain happiness by pursuing their self-interest, whereas virtue requires them to act with benevolence, for the benefit of others. Given the inevitability that people will have different and often competing interests, how can they be both virtuous and happy and, where the two are in conflict, which should (...)
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    Spinozistic Self-Preservation.Andrew Youpa - 2003 - Southern Journal of Philosophy 41 (3):477-490.
    In Part 4 of his "Ethics," Spinoza puts forward and defends what might appear to be the controversial Hobbesean thesis that the desire to prolong one’s life is the basis of virtue (i.e., E4p22). Indeed there is a tradition of commentators offering an egoistic, Hobbesean interpretation of Spinoza’s ethical theory. In this paper, however, I argue that we should not understand Spinozistic self-preservation in the commonsense, empiricist sense of prolonging our lives. Instead I argue that, for Spinoza, self-preservation is a (...)
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    Descartes and Spinoza on Freedom and Virtue.Andrew Youpa - 2002 - Dissertation, University of California, Irvine
    Philosophers have devoted a great deal of time and energy to understanding and assessing the metaphysical and epistemological branches of Descartes' and Spinoza's philosophical systems, and deservedly so---they are arguably the most brilliant and innovative metaphysicians and epistemologists of the seventeenth century. The primary aim of this dissertation is to contribute to showing that their brilliance and innovation is also manifested in the ethical branch of their systems. ;Descartes is not known as a moral philosopher, but this reflects the interests (...)
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    Spinoza's Ethical Theory.Ronald L. Sandler - 2001 - Dissertation, The University of Wisconsin - Madison
    This dissertation is a systematic study of Spinoza's ethical system as a virtue ethic. Spinoza's ethical theory has been under-appreciated in this regard and has therefore been virtually ignored by contemporary virtue ethicists who have looked almost exclusively to the ancients as a source of insight regarding the virtues. With my dissertation I aim both to contribute to Spinoza scholarship and to provide an historical resource to contemporary ethicists working in the area of virtue. ;The dissertation can be divided into (...)
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    Tolerance as a Virtue in Spinoza's Ethics.Michael A. Rosenthal - 2001 - Journal of the History of Philosophy 39 (4):535-557.
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    Podwójna etyka Spinozy.Jolanta Żelazna - 2015 - In Piotr Domeracki, Adam Grzeliński & Ryszard Wiśniewski (eds.), Filozofia, etyka, ekologia : profesorowi Włodzimierzowi Tyburskiemu w darze. Wydawnictwo Naukowe UMK. pp. 383-397.