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Leibniz's 'New System' and Associated Contemporary Texts by R. S. Woolhouse
Book DescriptionOne of the greatest of modern philosophers, on a par with his contemporary John Locke, Leibniz was born in Leipzig in 1646, died in Hanover in 1716. He was a leading figure in European intellectual circles, and the founder of the Academy of Berlin. His strange, complex mataphysical system established him as the third of the great 'Rationalists', after Descartes and Spinoza. Along with the 'New System', his most famous philosophical works are the Discourse of Metaphysics (1685) and Monadology (c.1713). He also made important contributions to logic, mathematics, theology, jurisprudence, and history. Gathered here for the first time are all the key texts in a crucial debate in modern philosophy, centred on Leibniz's famous 1695 essay, the 'New System of the Nature of Substances and their Communication'. In this classic essay Leibniz introduced to a broad European readership the strikingly original metaphysical ideas he had come to a decade earlier. His 'system' became increasingly famous and drew him into discussion and development of these ideas, both in public and in private, with a variety of thinkers: Simon Foucher; Henri Basbage de Beauval; Francois Lamy; Isaac Jacquelot; the Englishwoman Damaris Masham; Pierre Desmaizeaux; Rene Joseph de Tournemine; and most notably the great French philosopher and scholar Pierre Bayle. Woolhouse and Francks's new English edition gives the only full representation of this debate, and will therefore be essential reading for anyone who wishes to gain a proper understanding of Leibniz's philosophy and its intelletual context. As Leibniz himself said, "he who knows only what I have published does not know me." All the texts are newly translated and extensively annotated; many appear in English for the first time.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780198248460
(224mm x 144mm x 21mm)
Imprint: Clarendon Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 20-Feb-1997
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author R. S. Woolhouse
Leibniz's 'New System', Paperback (January 2006)
Offers a collection of key texts in a crucial debate in modern philosophy, centred on Leibniz's famous 1695 essay, the 'New System of the Nature of Substances and their Communication', in which he introduced his strikingly original theory of metaphysics. The texts are translated and extensively annotated; many appear in English for the first time.
Philosophical Texts, Paperback (January 1998)» View all books by R. S. Woolhouse
This volumes collects together texts including 'Discourse on Metaphysics', the 'New System' and the 'Mondalogy', and includes critical reactions to these works by some of Leibniz's contemporaries together with Leibniz's responses. The texts are supplemented by an editorial introduction, summaries, endnotes and a full bibliography.
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