The Chief Works of Benedict de Spinoza Volume 1 is a collection of three of the most important works by the renowned Dutch philosopher Benedict de Spinoza. The book begins with an introduction that provides an overview of Spinoza's life and philosophical contributions. The first work included in the collection is the Tractatus Theologico-Politicus, which was originally published anonymously in 1670. The book is a critical analysis of the Bible and the role of religion in society. Spinoza argues that the Bible is a product of its time and that its teachings should not be taken literally. He also advocates for the separation of church and state, arguing that religious institutions should not have political power.The second work in the collection is the Tractatus Politicus, which was also published anonymously in 1677. This book is a political treatise that explores the nature of government and the relationship between the state and the individual. Spinoza argues that the purpose of government is to protect the rights of its citizens and that the state should be based on reason rather than tradition or religion.Overall, The Chief Works of Benedict de Spinoza Volume 1 is an essential read for anyone interested in philosophy, politics, and religion. Spinoza's ideas continue to influence modern thought and his works remain relevant today.This Is A New Release Of The Original 1889 Edition.This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the old original and may contain some imperfections such as library marks and notations. Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it available as part of our commitment for protecting, preserving, and promoting the world's literature in affordable, high quality, modern editions, that are true to their original work.