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Philosophical essays

Author: Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz, Freiherr von; Roger Ariew; Daniel Garber
Publisher: Indianapolis : Hackett Publishing Company, [1989] ©1989
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Features Leibniz's writings including letters, published papers, and fragments on a variety of philosophical, religious, mathematical, and scientific questions.

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Genre/Form: Essays
Ouvrages avant 1800
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz, Freiherr von; Roger Ariew; Daniel Garber
ISBN: 0872200620 9780872200623 0872200639 9780872200630
OCLC Number: 18907466
Notes: Includes selections from Leibniz's correspondence, essays, and other works.
Description: xvi, 366 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Leibniz: life and works --
Principle of selection and rationale for the volume --
Selected bibliography of the works of Leibniz --
Selected bibliography of secondary works --
Translations and other texts referred to in the notes. Part I: Basic works --
Letter to Foucher (1675) --
Preface of a universal characteristic (1678-79) --
Samples of the numerical characteristic (1679) --
On freedom and possibility (1680-82?) --
Meditations on knowledge, truth, and ideas (1684) --
On contingency (1686?) --
Primary truths (1686?) --
Discourse on metaphysics (1686) --
From the letters to Arnauld (1686-87) --
On Copernicanism and the relativity of motion (1689) --
On freedom (1689?) --
The source of contingent truths (1685-89?) --
Notes on some comments by Michel Angel Fardella (1690) --
Preface to the Dynamics (1691?) --
Dialogue on human freedom and the origin of evil (1695) --
A specimen of dynamics (1695) --
New system of nature (1695) --
Note on Foucher's objection (1695) --
Postscript of a letter to Basnage de Beauval (1696) --
On the ultimate origination of things (1697) --
On nature itself (1698) --
From the letters to Johann Bernoulli (1698-99) --
From the letters to de Volder (1699-1706) --
To Queen Sophie Charlotte of Prussia, on what is independent of sense and matter (1702) --
Letter to Coste, on human freedom (1707) --
Response to Father Tournemine, on harmony (17080 --
From the letters to Des Bosses (1712-16) --
Principles of nature and grace, based on reason (1714) --
The principles of philosophy, or, the monadology (1714) --
Letter to Samuel Masson, on body (1716) --
From the letters to Wolff (1714-15). Part II: Leibniz on his contemporaries --
A. Descartes and Malebranche --
Letter to Countess Elizabeth, on God and formal logic (1678?) --
Letter to Molanus, on God and the soul (1679?) --
On the nature of body and the laws of motion (1690?) --
On body and force, against the Cartesians (1702) --
Conversation of Philarete and Ariste (1712) --
B. Hobbes and Spinoza --
Dialogue (1677) --
Comments on Spinoza's philosophy (1707?) --
Two sects of naturalists (1677-80) --
C. Locke --
From a letter to Thomas Burnett, on the occasion of rereading Locke (1703) --
From the letters to Thomas Burnett, on substance (1699) --
From a letter to Lady Masham, on thinking matter (1704) --
Preface to the New Essays (1703-5) --
D. Berkeley --
From a letter to Des Bosses (1715) --
Remarks on Berkeley's Principles (1714-15) --
E. Newton --
Absolute and relative motion, from letters to Huygens (1694) --
Planetary theory, from a letter to Huygens (1690) --
Against barbaric physics (1710-16?) --
From the letters to Clarke (1715-16).
Other Titles: Works.
Responsibility: G.W. Leibniz ; edited and translated by Roger Ariew and Daniel Garber.

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