In 'Ethics'’ last Part Spinoza encourages to make efforts ('danda est opera') so that knowledge acquired through rational deduction – especially knowledge about ethical implications of affections – may become the subject of 'assidua meditatio'. The purpose of meditation is to stimulate a progressive assimilation of abstract notions, transforming them into affectiones and consequently into action. Such kind of ‘translation’ from a state to another becomes possible through the association law of imagination, the memory evocation and the forging function of 'consuetudo'. The analysis focuses on the scholies of pr. 4 and pr. 10, attepting to show assonances and affinities of Spinoza’s argumentation with the Stoic method in ethics.

«…danda est opera». Suggestioni stoiche a proposito dell’‘arte’ della libertà nell’'Ethica' di Spinoza,

SANTINELLI, CRISTINA
2017

Abstract

In 'Ethics'’ last Part Spinoza encourages to make efforts ('danda est opera') so that knowledge acquired through rational deduction – especially knowledge about ethical implications of affections – may become the subject of 'assidua meditatio'. The purpose of meditation is to stimulate a progressive assimilation of abstract notions, transforming them into affectiones and consequently into action. Such kind of ‘translation’ from a state to another becomes possible through the association law of imagination, the memory evocation and the forging function of 'consuetudo'. The analysis focuses on the scholies of pr. 4 and pr. 10, attepting to show assonances and affinities of Spinoza’s argumentation with the Stoic method in ethics.
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