Discussing Books II through V of the Ethics. Continues the discussion from Ep. 24.
This is a 32-minute preview of our vintage 1 hr, 38-minute episode which you can buy at partiallyexaminedlife.com/store or get for free with PEL Citizenship (see partiallyexaminedlife.com/membership). You can also purchase the full episode in the iTunes Store: Search for "Partially Spinoza" and look under "Albums."
What is the relation between mind and body? How do we know things? What are the emotions? Is there an ethical ideal for us to shoot for? What is our relationship to God?
Our rational nature prevails over urges to scream, sleep, or slap each other as we plow to the end of this strange and thorny text.
End song: "When I Think of You" from The MayTricks' Happy Songs Will Bring You Down (1994).