Philosophical Essays

Philosophical Essays

Features Leibniz's writings including letters, published papers, and fragments on a variety of philosophical, religious, mathematical, and scientific questions.

Author: Gottfried Wilhelm Freiherr von Leibniz

Publisher: Hackett Publishing

ISBN: 0872200620

Category: Philosophy

Page: 366

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Features Leibniz's writings including letters, published papers, and fragments on a variety of philosophical, religious, mathematical, and scientific questions.
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Die philosophischen Schriften

Die philosophischen Schriften

Author: Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105019419964

Category: Philosophy

Page: 509

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Philosophischen schriften

Philosophischen schriften

Author: Gottfried Wilhelm Freiherr von Leibniz

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ISBN: UVA:X004135509

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Leibniz Philosophical Essays

Leibniz  Philosophical Essays

Although Leibniz's writing forms an enormous corpus, no single work stands as a canonical expression of his whole philosophy.

Author: Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz

Publisher: Hackett Publishing

ISBN: 9781603849586

Category: Philosophy

Page: 386

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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.
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Discourse on Metaphysics and Other Essays

Discourse on Metaphysics and Other Essays

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.

Author: Gottfried Wilhelm Freiherr von Leibniz

Publisher: Hackett Publishing

ISBN: 0872201325

Category: Philosophy

Page: 84

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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. The translations are taken from Leibniz, Philosophical Essays, edited and translated by Roger Ariew and Daniel Garber (Hackett, 1989).
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Monadology and Other Philosophical Essays

Monadology and Other Philosophical Essays

Throughout the numerous fields of Leibniz' activity- from mathematics to metaphysics, from geology to engineering, from politics to theology, from physics and chemistry to economics, from history and linguistics- there runs a pervasive ...

Author: Gottfried Wilhelm Freiherr von Leibniz

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 0024069701

Category: Monadology

Page: 163

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Categories: Monadology

Leibniz s Key Philosophical Writings

Leibniz s Key Philosophical Writings

This volume contains introductory chapters on eleven of Leibniz's key philosophical writings, from youthful works ("Confessio philosophi", "De summa rerum"), seminal middle-period writings ("Discourse on Metaphysics", "New System"), to ...

Author: Paul Lodge

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780192583581

Category: Philosophy

Page: 304

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Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz (1646-1716) is one of the most important and influential philosophers of the modern period. He offered a wealth of original ideas in metaphysics, epistemology, ethics, and philosophical theology, among them his signature doctrines on substance and monads, pre-established harmony, and optimism. This volume contains introductory chapters on eleven of Leibniz's key philosophical writings, from youthful works ("Confessio philosophi", "De summa rerum"), seminal middle-period writings ("Discourse on Metaphysics", "New System"), to masterpieces of his maturity ("Monadology", "Discourse on the Natural Theology of the Chinese"). It also covers his two main philosophical books (New Essays on Human Understanding and Theodicy), and three of his most important philosophical correspondences with Antoine Arnauld, Burcher De Volder, and Samuel Clarke. Written by internationally-renowned experts on Leibniz, the chapters offer clear, accessible accounts of the ideas and arguments of these key writings, along with valuable information about their composition and context. By focusing on the primary texts, they enable readers to attain a solid understanding of what each text says and why, and give them the confidence to read the texts themselves. Offering a detailed and chronological view of Leibniz's philosophy and its development through some of his most important writings, this volume is an invaluable guide for those encountering Leibniz for the first time.
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Leibniz New Essays on Human Understanding

Leibniz  New Essays on Human Understanding

A classic edition, newly revised, of Leibniz's great discussion of Locke.

Author: G. W. Leibniz

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521576601

Category: Philosophy

Page: 528

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A classic edition, newly revised, of Leibniz's great discussion of Locke.
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Discourse on Metaphysics and Other Essays

Discourse on Metaphysics and Other Essays

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.

Author: Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz

Publisher: Hackett Publishing

ISBN: 9781603848589

Category: Philosophy

Page: 96

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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. The translations are taken from Leibniz, Philosophical Essays, edited and translated by Roger Ariew and Daniel Garber (Hackett, 1989).
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Philosophical Papers and Letters

Philosophical Papers and Letters

The selections contained in these volumes from the papers and letters of Leibniz are intended to serve the student in two ways: first, by providing a more adequate and balanced conception of the full range and penetration of Leibniz's ...

Author: G.W. Leibniz

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 902770693X

Category: History

Page: 736

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The selections contained in these volumes from the papers and letters of Leibniz are intended to serve the student in two ways: first, by providing a more adequate and balanced conception of the full range and penetration of Leibniz's creative intellectual powers; second, by inviting a fresher approach to his intellectual growth and a clearer perception of the internal strains in his thinking, through a chronological arrangement. Much confusion has arisen in the past through a neglect of the develop ment of Leibniz's ideas, and Couturat's impressive plea, in his edition of the Opuscu/es et fragments (p. xii), for such an arrangement is valid even for incomplete editions. The beginning student will do well, however, to read the maturer writings of Parts II, III, and IV first, leaving Part I, from a period too largely neglected by Leibniz criticism, for a later study of the still obscure sources and motives of his thought. The Introduction aims primarily to provide cultural orientation and an exposition of the structure and the underlying assumptions of the philosophical system rather than a critical evaluation. I hope that together with the notes and the Index, it will provide those aids to the understanding which the originality of Leibniz's scientific, ethical, and metaphysical efforts deserve.
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Discourse on Metaphysics and Other Essays

Discourse on Metaphysics and Other Essays

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.

Author: Gottfried Wilhelm Freiherr von Leibniz

Publisher: Hackett Publishing Company Incorporated

ISBN: 0872201333

Category: Philosophy

Page: 84

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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. The translations are taken from Leibniz, Philosophical Essays, edited and translated by Roger Ariew and Daniel Garber (Hackett, 1989).
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Philosophical Writings

Philosophical Writings

Author: Gottfried Wilhelm Freiherr von Leibniz

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:B3922661

Category: Monadology

Page: 284

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Categories: Monadology

Monadology and Other Philosophical Essays

Monadology  and Other Philosophical Essays

Author: Gottfried Wilhelm Freiherr von Leibniz

Publisher: Indianapolis : Bobbs-Merrill

ISBN: UOM:39015000018898

Category: Monadology

Page: 163

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Why God Must Do What is Best

Why God Must Do What is Best

21 Gottfried Leibniz, “On Freedom and Possibility,” in Philosophical Essays, ed. and trans. by Roger Ariew and Daniel Garber (Indianapolis: Hackett ...

Author: Justin J. Daeley

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350109919

Category: Philosophy

Page: 208

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The idea that God, understood as the most perfect being, must create the best possible world is often underacknowledged by contemporary theologians and philosophers of religion. This book clearly demonstrates the rationale for what Justin J. Daeley calls Theistic Optimism and interacts with the existing literature in order to highlight its limitations. While locating Theistic Optimism in the thought of Gottfried Leibniz, Daeley argues that Theistic Optimism is consistent with divine freedom, aseity, gratitude, and our typical modal intuitions. By offering plausible solutions to each of the criticisms levelled against Theistic Optimism, he also provides a vigorous and original defence against the charge that it deviates from the Christian tradition. Engaging with both the Christian tradition and contemporary theologians and philosophers, Why God Must Do What is Best positions the idea of Theistic Optimism firmly within the language of contemporary philosophy of religion.
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Philosophical Essays and Correspondence

Philosophical Essays and Correspondence

The Cartesians counterattacked with satires and learned essays. The anti-Cartesians also responded with ... Leibniz: Philosophical Essays, eds. and trans.

Author: René Descartes

Publisher: Hackett Publishing

ISBN: 1603843515

Category: Philosophy

Page: 358

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New Essays on Leibniz s Theodicy

New Essays on Leibniz s Theodicy

Philosophical Essays, trans. Roger Ariew and Daniel Garber. Indianapolis, IN: Hackett Publishing Company, 1989. Opuscules et Fragments Inédits de Leibniz, ...

Author: Larry M. Jorgensen

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191635472

Category: Philosophy

Page: 272

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In 1710 G. W. Leibniz published Theodicy: Essays on the Goodness of God, the Freedom of Man, and the Origin of Evil. This book, the only one he published in his lifetime, established his reputation more than anything else he wrote. The Theodicy brings together many different strands of Leibniz's own philosophical system, and we get a rare snapshot of how he intended these disparate aspects of his philosophy to come together into a single, overarching account of divine justice in the face of the world's evils. At the same time, the Theodicy is a fascinating window into the context of philosophical theology in the seventeenth century. Leibniz had his finger on the intellectual pulse of his time, and this comes out very clearly in the Theodicy. He engages with all of the major lines of theological dispute of that time, demonstrating the encyclopaedic breadth of his understanding of the issues. Leibniz's Theodicy remains one of the most abiding systematic accounts of how evil is compatible with divine goodness. Any treatment of the problem of evil must, at some point, come to grips with Leibniz's proposed solution. This volume refreshes and deepens our understanding of this great work. Leading scholars present original essays which critically evaluate the Theodicy, providing a window on its historical context and giving close attention to the subtle and enduring philosophical arguments.
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New Essays on Leibniz Reception

New Essays on Leibniz Reception

[D] The Philosophical Works of Leibnitz, ed. by G.M. Duncan (New Haven: Tuttle, Morehouse and Taylor, 1890). [EFG] Russell, An Essay on the Foundations of ...

Author: Ralph Krömer

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783034605045

Category: Mathematics

Page: 278

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This book is a collection of essays on the reception of Leibniz’s thinking in the sciences and in the philosophy of science in the 19th and 20th centuries. Authors studied include C.F. Gauss, Georg Cantor, Kurd Lasswitz, Bertrand Russell, Ernst Cassirer, Louis Couturat, Hans Reichenbach, Hermann Weyl, Kurt Gödel and Gregory Chaitin. In addition, we consider concepts and problems central to Leibniz’s thought and that of the later authors: the continuum, space, identity, number, the infinite and the infinitely small, the projects of a universal language, a calculus of logic, a mathesis universalis etc. The book brings together two fields of research in the history of philosophy and of science (research on Leibniz, and the research concerned with some major developments in the 19th and 20th centuries); it describes how Leibniz’s thought appears in the works of these authors, in order to better understand Leibniz’s influence on contemporary science and philosophy; but it also assesses that reception critically, confronting it in particular with the current state of Leibniz research and with the various editions of his work.
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Essays on G del s Reception of Leibniz Husserl and Brouwer

Essays on G  del   s Reception of Leibniz  Husserl  and Brouwer

The essays collected here were written and published over the last decade. Notes have been added to record further thoughts, changes of mind, connections between the essays, and updates of references.

Author: Mark van Atten

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319100319

Category: Philosophy

Page: 328

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This volume tackles Gödel's two-stage project of first using Husserl's transcendental phenomenology to reconstruct and develop Leibniz' monadology, and then founding classical mathematics on the metaphysics thus obtained. The author analyses the historical and systematic aspects of that project, and then evaluates it, with an emphasis on the second stage. The book is organised around Gödel's use of Leibniz, Husserl and Brouwer. Far from considering past philosophers irrelevant to actual systematic concerns, Gödel embraced the use of historical authors to frame his own philosophical perspective. The philosophies of Leibniz and Husserl define his project, while Brouwer's intuitionism is its principal foil: the close affinities between phenomenology and intuitionism set the bar for Gödel's attempt to go far beyond intuitionism. The four central essays are `Monads and sets', `On the philosophical development of Kurt Gödel', `Gödel and intuitionism', and `Construction and constitution in mathematics'. The first analyses and criticises Gödel's attempt to justify, by an argument from analogy with the monadology, the reflection principle in set theory. It also provides further support for Gödel's idea that the monadology needs to be reconstructed phenomenologically, by showing that the unsupplemented monadology is not able to found mathematics directly. The second studies Gödel's reading of Husserl, its relation to Leibniz' monadology, and its influence on his publishe d writings. The third discusses how on various occasions Brouwer's intuitionism actually inspired Gödel's work, in particular the Dialectica Interpretation. The fourth addresses the question whether classical mathematics admits of the phenomenological foundation that Gödel envisaged, and concludes that it does not. The remaining essays provide further context. The essays collected here were written and published over the last decade. Notes have been added to record further thoughts, changes of mind, connections between the essays, and updates of references.
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