Leibniz, Whitehead and the Metaphysics of Causation

Leibniz, Whitehead and the Metaphysics of Causation

by P. Basile


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780230580619
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 05/14/2009
Edition description: 2009
Pages: 174
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

PIERFRANCESCO BASILE teachesPhilosophy at the University of Bern, Switzerland. His publications include Experience and Relations: An Examination of F. H. Bradley's Conception of Reality (1999) and several articles and edited books on the origin of analytic philosophy, British idealism and process philosophy.

Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgements Introduction: From Leibniz to Whitehead The Conception of Substance: Whitehead, Russell, and Leibniz The Relevance of Leibniz: Ward's Theory of Monads The Phenomenology of Causation: Whitehead and Hume The Metaphysics of Causation: Whitehead, Hume, and James The Reality of Forms: Whitehead's Theistic Argument The Final View: the Dipolar Conception of God Epilogue: Is a Leibnizian Metaphysics Still Possible Today? Notes Bibliography Index

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