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Leibniz's Metaphysics Its Origins and Development

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ISBN-10: 0521029929

ISBN-13: 9780521029926

Edition: 2006

Authors: Christia Mercer

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Christia Mercer has exposed for the first time the underlying doctrines of Leibniz's philosophy. By analyzing Leibniz's early works she demonstrates that the metaphysics of pre-established harmony developed many years earlier than previously believed and for reasons that have not been understood. A much deeper understanding of some of Leibniz's key doctrines emerges. Christia Mercer's study will force scholars to reconsider their basic assumptions about early modern philosophy and science. This is a very significant contribution to the history of early modern philosophy that will be of special importance to philosophers, historians of ideas, historians of science and those in religious…    
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Book details

Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 2/22/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 544
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.694
Language: English

References to Leibniz's works
Introduction: first truths and half truths
Metaphysics of Method
Eclecticism and conciliation, 1661���68
Metaphysics of Substance
Aristotelian assumptions, 1668���69
Original conception of substance, 1669
Second conception of substance, 1669���early 1671
Metaphysics of Divinity
Platonist assumptions
Metaphysics of divinity, 1668���early 1671
Matter, passivity, and panorganic vitalism 1670���71
Phenomenalism and preestablished harmony, 1671
Preestablished harmony, late 1671���early 1672
Final steps toward the mature philosophy, 1672���79
Conclusion: the truth behind the First truths
Index locorum