Morality and the Good Life. Action and Consequences . Happy St. Patrick's Day!. Review . Virtue, Reason and the Passions: Benedict Spinoza, Ethics For Spinoza, a life of virtue is lived in accordance with our rational nature.
Action and Consequences
“This striving by which the mind, in so far as it reasons, endeavors to preserve its existence, is nothing else but understanding; and hence this striving to understand is the first and only foundation of virtue.” p. 497
“In so far as people are subject to the passions, they cannot be said to be in harmony in their nature.” p. 498
All readings from Pp. 524-540