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Leibniz Philosophical Essays

Author : Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz
ISBN : 9781603849586
Genre : Philosophy
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Although Leibniz's writing forms an enormous corpus, no single work stands as a canonical expression of his whole philosophy. In addition, the wide range of Leibniz's work--letters, published papers, and fragments on a variety of philosophical, religious, mathematical, and scientific questions over a fifty-year period--heightens the challenge of preparing an edition of his writings in English translation from the French and Latin.
Category: Philosophy

Discourse On Metaphysics And Other Essays

Author : Gottfried Wilhelm Freiherr von Leibniz
ISBN : 0872201325
Genre : Philosophy
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Discourse on Metaphysics and Other Essays contains complete translations of the two essays that constitute the best introductions to Leibniz's complex thought: Discourse on Metaphysics of 1686 and Monadology of 1714. These are supplemented with two essays of special interest to the student of modern philosophy, On the Ultimate Origination of Things of 1697 and the Preface to his New Essays of 1703-1705.
Category: Philosophy

Philosophical Texts

Author : Gottfried Wilhelm Freiherr von Leibniz
ISBN : UOM:39015040039177
Genre : Philosophy
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The Oxford Philosophical Texts series consists of authoritative teaching editions of canonical texts in the History of Philosophy from the ancient world down to modern times. Each volume, issued in a uniform and affordable paperback format, provides a clear, well laid out text together with a comprehensive introduction by a leading specialist, giving the student detailed critical guidance on the intellectual context of the work and the structure and philosophical importance of the main arguments. Endnotes are supplied to expand further on the arguments and explain unfamiliar references and terminology, and a full bibliography and index are also included. The series aims to build up a definitive corpus of key texts in the Western philosophical tradition, which will form a reliable and enduring resource for students and teachers alike. This volume contains Leibniz's most important texts, starting with the Discourse on Metaphysics (1686), which marks the beginning of maturity in Leibniz's ideas, and ending with the Monadology (1714), written in response to requests for a systematic, organized account of his overall philosophy. In between fall other key works including the New System of Nature (1695), the Specimen of Dynamics (1695), Nature Itself (1698), and the Principles of Nature and Grace (1714). Also included in the volume are critical reactions to the Discourse and the New System by Leibniz's contemporaries, Antoine Arnauld, Pierre Bayle, and Simon Foucher, together with Leibniz's responses. All the texts are newly translated into English for this edition, and each is preceded by a summary explaining its background, structure, and content. Also containing a substantial introduction, notes, and bibliography, the volume offers a comprehensive introduction to Leibniz's philosophy.
Category: Philosophy

Leibniz New Essays On Human Understanding

Author : Gottfried Wilhelm Freiherr von Leibniz
ISBN : 0521576601
Genre : Philosophy
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A classic edition, newly revised, of Leibniz's great discussion of Locke.
Category: Philosophy

The Cambridge Companion To Leibniz

Author : Nicholas Jolley
ISBN : 0521367697
Genre : Philosophy
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The most comprehensive account of the full range of Leibniz's thought.
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Philosophical Selections

Author : Nicolas Malebranche
ISBN : 087220152X
Genre : Philosophy
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These substantial selections from The Search after Truth, Elucidations of the Search after Truth, Dialogues on Metaphysics, and Treatise on Nature and Grace, provide the student of modern philosophy with both a broad view of Malebranche's philosophical system and a detailed picture of his most important doctrines. Malebranche's occasionalism, his theory of knowledge and the 'vision in God', and his writings on theodicy and freedom are solidly represented.
Category: Philosophy

Berkeley Philosophical Writings

Author : George Berkeley
ISBN : 9780521881357
Genre : Philosophy
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Provides texts from the full range of Berkeley's contributions to philosophy, and sets them in their historical and philosophical contexts.
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Leibniz

Author : Nicholas Jolley
ISBN : 0415283388
Genre : Philosophy
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Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz was hailed as one of the supreme intellects of all time. A towering figure in seventeenth-century philosophy, his complex thought has been championed and satirized in equal measure, most famously in Voltaire's Candide. Jolley introduces Leibniz's theories of mind, knowledge, and innate ideas, showing how Leibniz anticipated the distinction between conscious and unconscious states, before examining his theory of free will and the problem of evil. An important feature of the book is its introduction to Leibniz's moral and political philosophy.
Category: Philosophy

Leibniz S Monadology

Author : Lloyd Strickland
ISBN : 9780748693245
Genre : Philosophy
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Lloyd Strickland presents a new translation of the 'Monadology', alongside key parts of the 'Theodicy', and an in-depth, section-by-section commentary that explains in detail not just what Leibniz is saying in the text but also why he says it.
Category: Philosophy