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The shorter Leibniz texts [electronic resource] : a collection of new translations / [edited and translated by] Lloyd Strickland.

Author/Creator:
Leibniz, Gottfried Wilhelm, Freiherr von, 1646-1716.
Publication:
London ; New York : Continuum, 2006.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (xx, 214 pages) : illustrations.
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Continuum impacts.
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Standardized Title:
Works. Selections. English. 2006
Other Title:
Leibniz
Subjects:
Philosophy.
Language:
Translated from the German.
Contents:
I Metaphysics A Creation 29 1 On first truths 29 2 On the reason why these things exist rather than other things 30 3 On the ultimate origination of things 31 4 Letter to Johann Christian Schulenburg 38 5 Letter to Andre Morell 39 B Truth and substance 40 1 On the perfect concept of substances 40 2 The principle of human knowledge 41 3 Remarks on Mr. Arnauld's letter concerning my proposition : that the individual concept of each person contains once and for all everything that will ever happen to him 43 4 Letter to Antoine Arnauld 47 5 Logical-metaphysical principles 48 6 On body and substance truly one 52 7 Letter to Pierre Dangicourt 54 II Mind, body and soul A Souls and their nature 61 1 Difficulties concerning the nature and origin of souls 61 2 Souls are either created every day or are coeval with the world 62 3 On the creation of souls and the origin of minds 62 4 On the souls of men and beasts 63 B The relationship between soul and body 68 1 On the system of occasional causes 68 2 New system of the nature of the communication of substances, as well as the union that exists between the soul and the body 68 3 Clarification of the 'new system of the communication of substances' 77 C The fate of souls 79 1 Letter to Electress Sophie 79 2 Letter to Electress Sophie 81 III Free will and necessity A The nature of free will 91 1 On free will 91 2 On freedom and spontaneity 94 3 Conversation about freedom and fate 95 B Contingency and necessity 104 1 Middle knowledge 104 2 On freedom from necessity in choosing 105 3 A note on freedom and necessity 110 4 On contingency 110 5 Notes on Pierre Bayle's Reply to the Questions from a Provincial 113 IV Science A Matter and body 119 1 A demonstration against atoms taken from the contact of atoms 119 2 Whether the essence of body consists in extension 123 3 Letter to Johann Bernoulli 126 4 Letter to Burcher de Volder 126 5 Letter to Thomas Burnett 128 6 Letter to Burcher de Volder 129 B The laws of nature 131.
1 On a general principle useful in explaining the laws of nature through a consideration of the divine wisdom 131 2 Letter to Pierre Bayle 134 3 Letter to Bernard le Bovier de Fontenelle 136 C Biology 138 1 On the origin of fossils 138 2 Protogaea (selections) 140 3 Letter from G.W. Leibniz 142 V Law and ethics A Law 149 1 Preface to the Diplomatic Code of People's Rights 149 2 On the death penalty 152 3 Expiation 154 B Virtue 157 1 On generosity 157 2 Letter to Electress Sophie 160 3 Definitions 164 4 The true piety 164 C Pleasure and happiness 166 1 On the happy life 166 2 Happiness 167 3 A dialogue 170 VI Theology A The existence of God 181 1 On the reality of truth 181 2 On necessary or eternal truths 182 3 A proof of the existence of God from his essence 183 4 Letter to the editor of the Journal de Trevoux 187 B Optimism and meliorism 189 1 The elements of true piety 189 2 On the continuous increase in the perfection of the world 195 3 Whether the world increases in perfection 196 4 Letter to Andre Morell 197 5 Letter to Louis Bourguet 198 6 Letter to Louis Bourguet 198 7 Letter to Louis Bourguet 199 8 Letter to Louis Bourguet 200 C Sin and evil 201 1 On sin and original sin 201 2 Can the bad outcomes of wicked actions be ascribed to wickedness? 204 3 Letter to Isaac Jacquelot 207 4 Letter to Louis Bourguet.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Electronic reproduction. Ipswich, MA Available via World Wide Web.
Description based on print version record.
Contributor:
Strickland, Lloyd, 1973-
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Online version: Leibniz, Gottfried Wilhelm, Freiherr von, 1646-1716. Selections. English. 2006. Shorter Leibniz texts.
Online version: Leibniz, Gottfried Wilhelm, Freiherr von, 1646-1716. Selections. English. 2006. Shorter Leibniz texts.
ISBN:
9781441199942 (electronic bk.)
1441199942 (electronic bk.)
0826489508 (hbk.)
9780826489500 (hbk.)
0826489516 (pbk.)
9780826489517 (pbk.)
Publisher Number:
99978519686
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Restricted for use by site license.