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Leibniz's metaphysics : its origins and development

Author: Christia Mercer
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2001.
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This book offers a major reassessment of Leibniz's metaphysics. Christia Mercer has exposed for the first time the underlying doctrines of Leibniz's philosophy. By analysing Leibniz's early works she demonstrates that the metaphysics of pre-established harmony developed many years earlier than previously believed and for reasons which have not been understood. As a result of this analysis she has unearthed a  Read more...
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Mercer, Christia.
Leibniz's metaphysics.
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2001
(DLC) 00052935
(OCoLC)45304091
Named Person: Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz, Freiherr von; Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz, Freiherr von; Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz, Freiherr von; Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Christia Mercer
ISBN: 0511039379 9780511039379 9780511498268 0511498268 1280416599 9781280416590 0511155344 9780511155345 0511052529 9780511052521
OCLC Number: 56140851
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 528 pages)
Contents: Acknowledgments --
References to Leibniz's works --
Introduction : first truths and half truths --
PART I. Metaphysics of method --
1. Eclectism and conciliation, 1661-68 --
PART II. Metaphysics of substance --
2. Aristotelian assumptions, 1668-69 --
3. Original conception of substance, 1669 --
4. Second conception of substance, 1669-early1671 --
PART III. Metaphysics of divinity --
5. Platonist assumptions --
6. Metaphysics of divinity, 1668-early 1671 --
PARY IV. Metaphysics --
7. Matter, passivity, and panorganic vitalism, 1670-71 --
8. Phenomenalism and pre-established harmony 1671 --
9. Preestablished harmony, late 1671-early 1672 --
10. Final steps toward the mature philosophy, 1672-1679 --
Conclusion : the truth behind the First Truths --
Appendix I : (not exactly) first truths --
Appendix II : Leibniz's original assumptions --
Bibliography --
Index locorum --
Index.
Responsibility: Christia Mercer.
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