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Leibniz's principle of identity of indiscernibles

Author: Gonzalo Rodriguez-Pereyra
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Examines the place and role of the identity of indisernibles, which rules out numerically distinct but perfectly similar things, in Leibniz's philosophy.
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Named Person: Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz, Freiherr von; Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz, Freiherr von; Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz, Freiherr von; Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz; Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gonzalo Rodriguez-Pereyra
ISBN: 9780198712664 0198712669
OCLC Number: 890440397
Description: viii, 215 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The meaning and status of the identity of indiscernibles --
Some early texts --
The Discourse on metaphysics and Notationes generales --
Primary truths --
Leibniz's letter to Casati ; Appendix : translation of the letter --
Indiscernible possibilia and the perfection of the world --
The correspondence with Clarke --
Necessity revisited --
The Carteseian material world --
Atoms --
Space and time --
Minds --
Accidents.
Responsibility: Gonzalo Rodríguez-Pereyra.

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Gonzalo Rodriguez-Pereyra presents a new study of Leibniz's Principle of the Identity of Indiscernibles-a principle which rules out numerically distinct but perfectly similar things. He explores  Read more...

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It is a testament to the thoroughness and insight of Rodriguez-Pereyra's enormously valuable study that the further questions it helps to generate promise to be so fruitful. * Michael Della Rocca, Read more...

 
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