There can be little doubt that Spinoza felt a scientific moral philosophy was not only feasible, but urgently necessary. From the opening lines of the Tractatus de intellectus emendatione (TIE) to the closing remarks of the Ethica (Ethics) as well as the unfinished Tractatus politicus (TP), it is clear that he was mainly concerned with delivering a philosophy which enabled man to develop a certain way of life.

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