The Shorter Leibniz Texts
A Collection New Translations
Shorter Leibniz Texts by G. W. Leibniz
Book DescriptionThis volume contains more than 60 original translations of papers written by the German philosopher Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz (1646-1716). As well as contributing to Leibniz scholarship, it functions as an excellent introductory text for students approaching Leibniz for the first time. By focusing on Leibniz's numerous shorter philosophical writings rather than his lengthy and/or impenetrable pieces, this volume aims to be more 'student friendly' than rival anthologies of Leibniz's work. Editor-translator, Lloyd Strickland contributes an introduction explaining the background and content. The translations themselves are drawn from the key areas of Leibniz's thought and categorised accordingly. And as the texts are selected from throughout Leibniz's career, and on a range of topics, together they provide a balanced picture of Leibniz's philosophy. The book will be sufficient in itself for Leibniz students, and will prepare them for other, more difficult volumes of his work. As many of the selections appear in English for the first time ever (although all the translations will be original), the book will be of great value to more advanced students, and to specialists in Leibniz studies.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780826489517
(234mm x 156mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd.
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 15-Oct-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author G. W. Leibniz
Protogaea, Paperback (November 2010)
Presents the English translation of "Protogaea", a central text in natural philosophy and an account of terrestrial history.
Leibniz-Des Bosses Correspondence, Hardback (September 2007)
A critical edition of the ten-year correspondence (1706-1716) between Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz, one of Europe's most influential early modern thinkers, and Bartholomew Des Bosses, a Jesuit theologian who was keen to bring together Leibniz's philosophy and the Aristotelian philosophy and religious doctrines accepted by his order.
Confessio Philosophi, Hardback (January 2006)
Containing papers that represent Leibniz's early thoughts on the problem of evil, this work centres on a dialogue, the "Confessio philosophi" in which he formulates a general account of God's relation to sin and evil that becomes a fixture in his thinking.
Discourse on Metaphysics and the Monadology, Paperback (January 2005)» View all books by G. W. Leibniz
Originally published: La Salle, Ill.: Open Court, 1902.
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Author Biography - G. W. Leibniz
Lloyd Strickland (Lancaster University, UK) runs a highly successful website devoted to Leibniz. His publications include articles in the British Journal for the History of Philosophy and Ars Disputandi.
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