Spinoza’s masterpiece, The Ethics, is a masterpiece of completely logical reasoning that offers a comprehensive and insightful view of our world. Born from basic principles, this book provides a clear and compelling portrait of the nature of things and the path toward a life of ethical living. The book is structured in a step-by-step format that discusses the nature of God, the mind, the emotions, and the power of understanding. This book is a potent reminder of the power of contemplation and philosophical study to guide us toward redemption, and it has earned a place in Edwin Curley’s standard translation of the text. Stuart Hampshire’s introduction offers further context and insight into Spinoza’s fascinating ideas. Overall, Ethics offers a powerful intellectual journey that is compelling and illuminating.