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Author Antognazza, Maria Rosa, 1964- author.

Title Leibniz : a very short introduction / Maria Rosa Antognazza
Published [Oxford] : Oxford University Press, 2016
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Description 1 online resource : illustrations
Series Very short introductions
Very short introductions.
Contents Who was Leibniz? -- Characteristica universalis, logical calculus, and mathematics -- Encyclopaedia, scientia generalis, and the academies of sciences -- Possible worlds and fundamental principles -- Complete-concept theory, theory of truth, and theory of knowledge -- The best of all possible worlds and Leibniz's theodicy -- What is ultimately real -- unity and activity -- Monads -- Monads, corporeal substances, and bodies
Summary This work considers who Leibniz was and introduces his overarching intellectual vision. It follows his pursuit of the systematic reform and advancement of all the sciences, to be undertaken as a collaborative enterprise supported by an enlightened ruler, and his ultimate goal of the improvement of the human condition
Notes Previously issued in print: 2016
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Audience Specialized
Notes Online resource; title from home page (viewed on October 3, 2016)
Subject Leibniz, Gottfried Wilhelm, Freiherr von, 1646-1716.
Leibniz, Gottfried Wilhelm, Freiherr von, 1646-1716.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0191788074