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Leibniz : An Introduction - C. D. Broad


An Introduction

By: C. D. Broad, Casimir Lewy (Editor)

Paperback Published: 25th August 1975
ISBN: 9780521099257
Number Of Pages: 188

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This book, first published in 1975, provides critical and comprehensive introduction to the philosophy of Leibniz. C.D. Broad was Knightsbridge Professor of Moral Philosophy at Cambridge from 1933 to 1953 and this book is based on his undergraduate lectures on Leibniz. Broad died in 1971 and Dr Lewy has since edited the book for publication. Leibniz is, of course, recognized as a major figure in all courses in the history of philosophy, but he has perhaps been less well served by textbook writers than most other philosophers. Broad has provided here a characteristically shrewd and sympathetic survey which further confirms his known virtues as an historian and expositor. It is a very clear, detailed and orderly guide to what is notoriously a most difficult (and sometimes disorderly) philosophical system; it provides a masterful introduction to the subject.

Editor's preface
Life and Works;
General Principles Used by Leibniz
Predicate-in-Notion Principle
Principle of sufficient reason
Is the Predicate-in-Notion Principle compatible with contingency?
Comments on the Predicate-in-Notion Principle
Principle of Sufficient Reason, contingency, and infinite complexity
Denial of relations
Identity of Indiscernibles
The Principle of continuity
Denial of transeunt causation;
Leibniz's Theory of Corporeal Substances
Background of Leibniz's theories
Extension and motion
Relativity of space, time and motion
Dynamical properties of bodies
Endless divisibility
Argument for substantial forms for the Predicate-in-Notion Principle
Substantial forms and organic bodies are ingenerable and incorruptible;
Theory of Monads
Monads and entelechies
Corporeal substance is a phenomenon bene fundatum
Plurality of substances
Characteristics of monads
Pre-established harmony
The three kinds of monad
The real foundation of the various bodily phenomena
Theory of organisms
Apparent interaction of body and mind
The Viniculum Substantiale;
Psychology and the Theory of Knowledge
Conscious and unconscious experiences
The innate and the a priori
Sensation and sense-perception
Conative and affective experiences;
God's nature and relations to the world
Existence of God
Defence of God's character
The Kingdom of Ends
Bibliographical note
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780521099257
ISBN-10: 0521099250
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 188
Published: 25th August 1975
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 1.09
Weight (kg): 0.25

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