Substance and Individuation in Leibniz
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Substance and Individuation in Leibniz by J. A. Cover
Book DescriptionThis book offers a sustained re-evaluation of the most central and perplexing themes of Leibniz's metaphysics. In contrast to traditional assessments that view the metaphysics in terms of its place among post-Cartesian theories of the world, Jan Cover and John O'Leary-Hawthorne examine the question of how the scholastic themes which were Leibniz's inheritance figure - and are refigured - in his mature account of substance and individuation. From this emerges a sometimes surprising assessment of Leibniz's views on modality, the Identity of Indiscernibles, form as an internal law, and the complete-concept doctrine. As a rigorous philosophical treatment of a still-influential mediary between scholastic and modern metaphysics, this study will be of interest to historians of philosophy and contemporary metaphysicians alike.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521073035
(228mm x 152mm x 18mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 4-Sep-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Leibniz, Paperback (April 2005)» View all books by J. A. Cover
Offers an overview of the state of Leibniz research. This volume revisits 2 key topics in Leibniz's thought, on which he engaged both contemporary and historical arguments. It features articles which provide a framework to situate Leibniz's philosophy of nature and the congenial home for a morally significant freedom that he took it to provide.
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