The Cambridge Companion to Leibniz / Edition 1

The Cambridge Companion to Leibniz / Edition 1

by Nicholas Jolley
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521367697

ISBN-13: 9780521367691

Pub. Date: 10/28/1994

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

A remarkable thinker, Gottfried Leibniz made fundamental contributions not only to philosophy, but also to the development of modern mathematics and science. At the center of Leibniz's philosophy stands his metaphysics, an ambitious attempt to discover the nature of reality through the use of unaided reason. This volume provides a systematic and comprehensive

Overview

A remarkable thinker, Gottfried Leibniz made fundamental contributions not only to philosophy, but also to the development of modern mathematics and science. At the center of Leibniz's philosophy stands his metaphysics, an ambitious attempt to discover the nature of reality through the use of unaided reason. This volume provides a systematic and comprehensive account of the full range of Leibniz's thought, exploring the metaphysics in detail and showing its subtle and complex relationship to his views on logic, language, physics, and theology.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521367691
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
10/28/1994
Series:
Cambridge Companions to Philosophy Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
516
Sales rank:
1,223,907
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.14(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction Nicholas Jolley; 2. G. W. Leibniz, life and works Roger Ariew; 3. The seventeenth-century intellectual background Stuart Brown; 4. Metaphysics: the early period to the Discourse on Metaphysics Christia Mercer and R. C. Sleigh Jr; 5. Metaphysics: the late period Donald Rutherford; 6. The theory of knowledge Robert McRae; 7. Philosophy and logic G. H. R. Parkinson; 8. Philosophy and Language in Leibniz Donald Rutherford; 9. Leibniz: physics and philosophy Daniel Garber; 10. Leibniz's ontological and cosmological arguments David Blumenfeld; 11. Perfection and happiness in the best possible world David Blumenfeld; 12. Leibniz's moral philosophy Gregory Brown; 13. The reception of Leibniz in the eighteenth century Catherine Wilson.

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