This is a force directed graph of the famous Ethics by BARUCH DE SPINOZA, first published posthumously in 1677. Spinoza gave this text a very clear structure, dividing it into definitions, axioms, propositions and corollaries. This structure is reflected above by the color of the nodes of the network, while the size of the node indicates how many other sentences are derived from it. Hovering will show you the whole text, which makes this installation in contrast to previous versions an actual interactive reader.
I have used for this project the german translation by Stern, 1888, hopefully I will add an english and latin version soon. The code comes mostly from Jim Vallandingham, the data is a revised version of the dataset by R.F. Tredwell. If you have any comments or suggestions, please feel free to contact me. Also, if you are interested in more philosophy networks, feel free to have a look at my Wittgenstein-Project!
Maximilian Noichl, 2017