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Translated and edited with an introduction by philosophy professors Look (Univ. of Kentucky) and Rutherford (Univ. of California, San Diego), these 71 letters between German philosopher Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz and Jesuit theologian Bartholomew Des Bosses-spanning 1706 to 1716, the year of Leibniz's death-account for nearly half of the correspondence between them. The letters appear both in their original Latin and in graceful translations on opposite pages for ready comparison; few have ever before been translated into English. Look and Rutherford's 80-page introduction sets them in context and will clarify for scholars and students studying these letters the intellectual, religious, and schematic issues of the day: transubstantiation, Jansenism, and Leibniz's own measuring and remeasuring of his thought as at turns either a metaphysics of idealism or one of realism. Essential for university collections and large public libraries alike.