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Author Strickland, Lloyd, 1973-

Title Leibniz reinterpreted / Lloyd Strickland
Published London ; New York : Continuum International Pub. Group, [2006]
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 172 pages) : illustrations
Series Continuum studies in philosophy
Continuum studies in philosophy.
Contents Introduction -- The grounds for optimism -- The perfection of things -- The perfection of worlds I : richness -- The perfection of worlds II : simplicity -- The harmony of things -- Does the world increase in perfection? -- Conclusion
Summary Leibniz Reinterpreted tackles head on the central idea in Leibniz's philosophy, namely that we live in the best of all possible worlds. Strickland argues that Leibniz's theory has been consistently misunderstood by previous commentators. In the process Strickland provides both an elucidation and reinterpretation of a number of concepts central to Leibniz's work, such as 'richness', 'simplicity', 'harmony' and 'incompossibility', and shows where previous attempts to explain these concepts have failed. This clear and concise study is tightly focussed and assumes no prior acquaintance with Leibni
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 167-170) and indexes
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Subject Leibniz, Gottfried Wilhelm, Freiherr von, 1646-1716.
Optimism.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2005023350
ISBN 082649028X (hardback)
1847143784 (electronic bk.)
9780826490285 (hardback)
9781847143785 (electronic bk.)