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Leibniz : a guide for the perplexed /

Main Author: Perkins, Franklin.
Format: Book
Language: English
Published: London : Continuum, 2007
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Table of Contents:
  • Acknowledgments
  • Abbreviations
  • 1. READING LEIBNIZ. Context of Leibniz's philosophy
  • Difficulties of reading Leibniz
  • Using this book
  • 2. GOD AND THE BEST POSSIBLE WORLD. Two principles of knowledge
  • The existence of god
  • The nature of God
  • The best of all possible worlds
  • 3. SUBSTANCES. Substance in early modern philosophy
  • The simplicity and unity of substance in Leibniz
  • Substances as points of view on the universe
  • Interaction and pre-established harmony
  • 4. RATIONAL MINDS. Minute perceptions and levels of awareness
  • Necessary truths and innate ideas
  • Knowledge
  • identity and choice
  • 5. LEIBNIZ'S PHILOSOPHY AND LEIBNIZ AS PHILOSOPHER
  • References
  • Bibliography
  • Index.