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Biography - Baruch Spinoza:

Dutch philosopher.
Born: 1632 - Died: 1677
Period:
17th century
Place of birth: Netherlands
Netherlands

Joy is the transition of man from a less to a greater perfection.



Note 

Note



Book III


Source: Ethics



Translation

Translation

(French, German, Latin)



French
La joie est le passage de l'homme d'une moindre à une plus grande perfection.

German
Freude ist des Menschen Übergang von geringerer zu höherer Vollkommenheit.

Latin
Laetitia est hominis transitio a minore ad majorem perfectionem.




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