Skip to content
You are not logged in |Login  
Limit search to available items
Book Cover
Author Mercer, Christia.

Title Leibniz's metaphysics : its origins and development / Christia Mercer.

Publication Info. Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2001.


Location Call No. Status
 Rocky Hill - Downloadable Materials  EBSCO Ebook    Downloadable
Rocky Hill cardholders click here to access this title from EBSCO
Description 1 online resource (xiii, 528 pages)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 485-500) and indexes.
Note Print version record.
Contents Acknowledgments -- References to Leibniz's works -- Introduction : first truths and half truths -- PART I. Metaphysics of method -- 1. Eclectism and conciliation, 1661-68 -- PART II. Metaphysics of substance -- 2. Aristotelian assumptions, 1668-69 -- 3. Original conception of substance, 1669 -- 4. Second conception of substance, 1669-early1671 -- PART III. Metaphysics of divinity -- 5. Platonist assumptions -- 6. Metaphysics of divinity, 1668-early 1671 -- PARY IV. Metaphysics -- 7. Matter, passivity, and panorganic vitalism, 1670-71 -- 8. Phenomenalism and pre-established harmony 1671 -- 9. Preestablished harmony, late 1671-early 1672 -- 10. Final steps toward the mature philosophy, 1672-1679 -- Conclusion : the truth behind the First Truths -- Appendix I : (not exactly) first truths -- Appendix II : Leibniz's original assumptions -- Bibliography -- Index locorum -- Index.
Summary This book offers a major reassessment of Leibniz's metaphysics. Christia Mercer has exposed for the first time the underlying doctrines of Leibniz's philosophy. By analysing Leibniz's early works she demonstrates that the metaphysics of pre-established harmony developed many years earlier than previously believed and for reasons which have not been understood. As a result of this analysis she has unearthed a philosophical school that Leibniz scholars have not recognized. A much deeper understanding of some of Leibniz's key doctrines emerges. Moreover, since the Leibniz that is revealed here does not fit neatly into the standard accounts of the history of philosophy and science, Christia Mercer's study will prompt scholars to reconsider their basic assumptions about early modern philosophy and science.
Subject Leibniz, Gottfried Wilhelm, Freiherr von, 1646-1716.
Leibniz, Gottfried Wilhelm, Freiherr von, 1646-1716. (OCoLC)fst00039580
Leibniz, Gottfried Wilhelm.
Metaphysics -- History -- 17th century.
PHILOSOPHY -- History & Surveys -- Modern.
Metaphysics. (OCoLC)fst01018304
Chronological Term 1600-1699
Genre/Form History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Subject Metaphysics.
Other Form: Print version: Mercer, Christia. Leibniz's metaphysics. Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2001 0521403014 (DLC) 00052935 (OCoLC)45304091
ISBN 0511039379 (electronic bk.)
9780511039379 (electronic bk.)
9780511498268 (electronic bk.)
0511498268 (electronic bk.)
Add a Review