An Intellectual Biography
By (author) Dr Maria Rosa Antognazza
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Leibniz by Dr Maria Rosa Antognazza
Book DescriptionOf all the thinkers of the century of genius that inaugurated modern philosophy, none lived an intellectual life more rich and varied than Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz (1646-1716). Maria Rosa Antognazza's pioneering biography provides a unified portrait of this unique thinker and the world from which he came. At the centre of the huge range of Leibniz's apparently miscellaneous endeavours, Antognazza reveals a single master project lending unity to his extraordinarily multifaceted life's work. Throughout the vicissitudes of his long life, Leibniz tenaciously pursued the dream of a systematic reform and advancement of all the sciences. As well as tracing the threads of continuity that bound these theoretical and practical activities to this all-embracing plan, this illuminating study also traces these threads back into the intellectual traditions of the Holy Roman Empire in which Leibniz lived and throughout the broader intellectual networks that linked him to patrons in countries as distant as Russia and to correspondents as far afield as China.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521806190
(228mm x 152mm x 40mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 6-Oct-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Dr Maria Rosa Antognazza
Leibniz: A Very Short Introduction, Paperback (September 2016)
This Very Short Introduction considers who Leibniz was and introduces his overarching intellectual vision. It follows his pursuit of the systematic reform and advancement of all the sciences, to be undertaken as a collaborative enterprise supported by an enlightened ruler, and his ultimate goal of the improvement of the human condition.
Leibniz, Paperback (September 2011)
This intellectual biography surveys Leibniz'ss interests and offers a portrait of a unique thinker, identifying the master project that inspired his huge range of endeavors.
Aquinas on God, Paperback (April 2006)View all books by Dr Maria Rosa Antognazza
Focusing on the "Summa Theologiae", the work containing Thomas Aquinas' systematic and complete exposition of the Christian doctrine of God, this book presents an exploration of Aquinas' conception of God. It is aimed at those interested in Aquinas, historical theology, metaphysics, and metaphysical discourse on God in the Christian tradition.
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Author Biography - Dr Maria Rosa Antognazza
Maria Rosa Antognazza is Professor of Philosophy at King's College London. She is the author of Leibniz on the Trinity and the Incarnation: Reason and Revelation in the Seventeenth Century and has contributed to The Cambridge History of Eighteenth-Century Philosophy.
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