Ethica, work without obstacle

Ethica, work without obstacle, is a free internet application for internet and smartphones ( which proposes a digital and augmented edition of the Ethics by Spinoza (1632-1677).

Thanks to an unprecedented visualization of the text, Ethica makes visible the demonstrative network of the work. The user can see and read freely the text, explore it in a innovative and intuitive way.

Ethica proposes, for its first version, the Ethics in Latin (edition by Carl Gebhardt), translations in French (Charles Appuhn), in English (R. H. M. Elwes) and a translation in progress in Portuguese (Brazilian) of Roberto Brandão. 

A version 2 of the application is in standby with more tools and graphic, and commentaries videos of Ethics by 100 philosophers around the world.



Ethica work without obstacle is funded by Conseil régional des Hauts de France, and FEDER, a thematic and structuring project 2015-2018 of the University of Picardy Jules Verne, France
Fondation Maison des Sciences de l'homme, Paris, France

Project Team

Author, director : Patrick Fontana
Production : Patrick Fontana, Emmanuel Ryz
Designers : Bachir Soussi Chiadmi, Kevin Tessier, figureslibres


Société Civile des Auteurs Multimédia (French multimedia publishing rights society) (SCAM) France
Centre National du Cinéma et de l’image animée, (National Center for cinema) France
The Social and Political Thought Research Group, Brunel University of London, England