Individuals, Minds and Bodies: Themes from Leibniz

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Massimiliano Carrara, Antonio-Maria Nunziante, Gabriele Tomasi
Franz Steiner Verlag, 2004 - Philosophy - 296 pages
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Is analytic metaphysics the kind of metaphysics that contemporary analytic philosophers study? One of the aims of this special issue of the Studia Leibnitiana is to demonstrate that it would be misleading to think so. The reason is simply that some important past metaphysicians also adopted an analytic style and G. W. Leibniz is surely one of them. His analysis on the notion of identity and individuality, on the difference between artifacts and biological entities are pieces of analytic metaphysics. The other aim of the volume is to show that there is a close semantic connection between the concepts of individual, mind and body in Leibniz. The book tried to demonstrate it from both an analytical and a historical point of view. .
  

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Carrara A M Nunziante and G Tomasi University of Padova
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G Rodriguez Pereyra Hertford College Oxford
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W Lenzen University of Osnabriick
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University of Torino What do Symmetrical Counterexamples
109
N Jolley University of California Irvine
125
H Busche University of Hagen
141
Are Monads Intentional Systems?
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A Moretto University of Verona Physics and Metaphysics
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A Savile Kings College London The Rainbow
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Roots of Concomitance Principle
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R Glauser and L Berchielli University of Neuchatel
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G Tomasi University of Padova What is Person?
257
H Poser TU Berlin
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