This brief text assists students in understanding Leibniz's philosophy and thinking so they can more fully engage in useful, intelligent class dialogue and improve their understanding of course content. Part of the Wadsworth Notes Series, (which will eventually consist of approximately 100 titles, each focusing on a single "thinker" from ancient times to the present), ON LEIBNIZ is written by a philosopher deeply versed in the philosophy of this key thinker. Like other books in the series, this concise book offers sufficient insight into the thinking of a notable philosopher, better enabling students to engage in reading and to discuss the material in class and on paper.
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absolute space According to Leibniz alphabet of human analytic proposition argument assertion atoms bodies Boineburg Bouvet calculus Catholic causal Chinese complete concept concept of Julius Confucius Consequently contains contingent fact cosmological argument definition of truth Descartes distinguish example existence existential propositions explain force Furthermore Hanover hexagram Hobbes Identity of Indiscernibles implies important individual substance infinitely divisible infinitely long infinity innate ideas Jolley Julius Caesar justice Leibniz argues Leibniz claims Leibniz rejects Leibniz thinks Leibniz tries Leibniz wrote Locke Locke's Loemker logical Longobardi Lun Yu mathematics matter means mechanistic metaphysics monads morality motion nature necessary truths Newton's nominal essence ontological argument ontology perceptions perfect philosophy physical position possible individuals possible worlds pre-established harmony predicate Principle of Sufficient priori proof properties real essence reality consists relations requires simple social contract soul spatial extension statement of identity subject-predicate form subject-predicate propositions sufficient reason Theodicy things universe words