Philosophical Essays

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Hackett Publishing, Jan 1, 1989 - Philosophy - 366 pages
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Although Leibniz's writing forms an enormous corpus, no single work stands as a cannonical 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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User Review  - Halo Peshdary - Goodreads

I didn't read the entire thing - just sections for one of my philosophy classes. I had a few problems with Leibniz's theories I don't want to expand upon in this review; this explains the 3-star ... Read full review

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- According to Leibniz's Principle of Sufficient Reason, everything happens for a cause or reason. - Yes, but why? Read full review

Contents

Basic Works 1 Letter to Foucher 1675
1
Preface to a Universal Characteristic 167879
5
Samples of the Numerical Characteristic 1679
10
On Freedom and Possibility 168082?
19
Meditations on Knowledge Truth and Ideas 1684
23
On Contingency 1686?
28
Primary Truths 1686?
30
Discourse on Metaphysics 1686
35
On Nature Itself 1698
155
From the Letters to Johann Bernoulli 169899
167
From the Letters to de Voider 16991706
171
To Queen Sophie Charlotte of Prussia On What Is Independent of Sense and Matter 1702
186
Letter to Coste On Human Freedom 1707
193
Response to Father Tournemine on Harmony 1708
196
From the Letters to Des Bosses 171216
197
Principles of Nature and Grace Based on Reason 1714
206

From the Letters to Arnauld 168687 69
87
On Copernicanism and the Relativity of Motion 1689
90
On Freedom 1689?
94
The Source of Contingent Truths 168589?
98
Notes on Some Comments by Michel Angelo Fardella 1690
101
Preface to the Dynamics 1691?
105
Dialogue on Human Freedom and the Origin of Evil 1695
111
A Specimen of Dynamics 1695
117
New System of Nature 1695
138
Note on Fouchers Objection 1695
145
Postscript of a Letter to Basnage de Beauval 1696
147
On the Ultimate Origination of Things 1697
149
The Principles of Philosophy or the Monadology 1714
213
Letter to Samuel Masson on Body 1716
225
Contents
226
From the Letters to Wolff 171415
230
Leibniz on His Contemporaries
235
B Hobbes and Spinoza
268
Locke
284
From a Letter to Lady Masham on Thinking
290
Berkeley
306
Appendixes
347
Index
358
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Roger Ariew is associate professor of philosophy and humanities at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

Daniel Garber is professor of philosophy at the University of Chicago.

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