The Cambridge Companion to Leibniz

Front Cover
Nicholas Jolley, Professor of Philosophy Nicholas Jolley
Cambridge University Press, 1995 - Philosophy - 500 pages
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.
 

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Contents

Introduction
1
G W Leibniz Life and works
18
The seventeenthcentury intellectual background
43
Metaphysics The early period to the Discourse on Metaphysics
67
Metaphysics The late period
124
The theory of knowledge
176
Philosophy and logic
199
Philosophy and language in Leibniz
224
Leibniz Physics and philosophy
270
Leibnizs ontological and cosmological arguments
353
Perfection and happiness in the best possible world
382
Leibnizs moral philosophy
411
The reception of Leibniz in the eighteenth century
442
Bibliography
475
Index
494
Copyright

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

Bibliographic information