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Leibniz's Philosophy of Logic and Language - Hide Ishiguro

Leibniz's Philosophy of Logic and Language

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Published: 25th January 1991
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This is the second edition of an important introduction to Leibniz's philosophy of logic and language first published in 1972. It takes issue with several traditional interpretations of Leibniz (by Russell amongst others) while revealing how Leibniz's thought is related to issues of great interest in current logical theory. For this new edition, the author has added new chapters on infinitesimals and conditionals as well as taking account of reviews of the first edition.

" A very exciting book." Bas van Fraassen, Dialogue "All serious students of Leibniz' philosophy will have to read her book." Times Literary Supplement

Preface to the second editionp. vi
List of abbreviationsp. ix
Introductionp. 1
The principle of substitutivity salva veritatep. 17
Ars Combinatoriap. 44
Ideas of sensible qualitiesp. 61
Leibniz's notion of the infinitesimalp. 79
Subject and predicates (relational and non-relational)p. 101
Monads, attributes, accidents, and relationsp. 123
Hypothetical truthsp. 154
Necessity and contingencyp. 171
Notesp. 204
Bibliographyp. 229
Indexp. 239
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ISBN: 9780521377812
ISBN-10: 0521377811
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 260
Published: 25th January 1991
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.23 x 14.61  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.37
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised