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New Essays on Human Understanding Abridged edition - G. W. Leibniz

New Essays on Human Understanding Abridged edition

By: G. W. Leibniz, Peter Remnant (Editor), Jonathan Bennett (Editor)

Paperback Published: 6th December 1982
ISBN: 9780521285391
Number Of Pages: 312

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This is an abridgement of the complete translation of the New Essays, first published in 1981, designed for use as a study text. The material extraneous to philosophy - more than a third of the original - and the glossary of notes have been cut and a philosophical introduction and bibliography of work on Leibniz have been provided by the translators. The marginal pagination has been retained for ease of cross-reference to the full edition. The work itself is an acknowledged philosophical classic, in which Leibniz argues point by point with Locke"s Essay Concerning Human Understanding. The result is the single most important confrontation between the philosophical traditions of rationalism and empiricism. It makes an extremely suitable focus for the study of Leibniz"s thought and of those two traditions in relation to one another.

Editors Introduction
Preface
Of Innate Notions
Whether there are innate principles in the mind of man
That there are no innate practical principles
Other considerations concerning innate principles, both speculative and practical
Of Idea
In which we discuss ideas in general and incidentally consider whether the soul of man always thinks
Of simple ideas
Of ideas of one sense
Of solidity
Of simple ideas of several sense
Of simple ideas of reflection
Of ideas of both sensation and reflection
Some further considerations concerning simple ideas
Of perception
Of retention
Of discerning or the faculty of distinguishing ideas
Of complex ideas
Of simple modes, and first, of the simple modes of space
Of duration and its simple modes
Of duration and expansion, considered together
Of number
Of infinity
Of other simple modes
Of the modes of thinking
Of modes of pleasure and pain
Of power and freedom
Of mixed modes
Of our complex ideas of substances
Of collective ideas of substances
Of relation
Of cause and effect and other relations
What identity or diversity is
Of certain other relations, especially moral relations
Of clear and obscure, distinct and confused ideas
Of real and chimerical ideas
Of complete and incomplete ideas
Of true and false ideas
Of the association of ideas
Of Words
Of words or language in general
Of the signification of words
Of general terms
Of the names of simple ideas
Of the names of mixed modes and relations
Of the names of substances
Of particles
Of abstract and concrete terms
Of the imperfection of words
Of the abuse of words
Of the remedies of the foregoing imperfections and abuses
Of Knowledge
Of knowledge in general
Of the degrees of our knowledge
Of the extent of human knowledge
Of the reality of our knowledge
Of truth in general
Of universal propositions, their truth and certainty
Of the propositions which are named maxims or axioms
Of trifling propositions
Of our knowledge of our existence
Of our knowledge of the existence of God
Of our knowledge of the existence of other things
Of ways of increasing our knowledge
Some further considerations concerning our knowledge
Of judgement
Of probability
Of the degrees of assent
Of reason
Of faith and reason, and their distinct provinces
Of enthusiasm
Of error
Of the division of the sciences
Bibliography
Index
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780521285391
ISBN-10: 0521285399
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 312
Published: 6th December 1982
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.78
Weight (kg): 0.46
Edition Type: Abridged