This title was first published in 2001. A collection of previously published essays addressed to Leibniz’s metaphysics, philosophy of science, theories of language and logic, philosophy of mind and theology.
Table of Contents
Contents: Matter, Space and Relations: Leibniz's attack on the Cartesian doctrine of extension, John W. Nason; Perception and relations in the Monadology, John Earman; Space and relativity in Newton and Leibniz, Richard Arthur. Leibnizian Substances: Reflections on the idealist interpretation of Leibniz's philosophy, David S. Scarrow; Leibniz's Analysis of Multitude and Phenomena into Unities and Reality, Donald P. Rutherford; Substances are not windowless: a Suarézian critique of Monadism, John Kronen. Life, Mind and Action; Leibniz on personal identity and moral personality, Samuel Scheffler; Leibniz, animals and apperception, Mark Kulstad; Leibniz on Locke on weakness of will, Ezio Valiati; The worm in the cheese: Leibniz, consciousness and matter, William Seager; Leibniz and the logic of life, Catherine Wilson. Metaphysics: The God of Leibniz, William E. May; Leibniz, Aristotle and the problem of individuation, Raja Bahlul; Emanation and the perfections of being: divine causation and the autonomy of nature in Leibniz, Daniel Fouke; Choosing a theodicy: the Leibniz-Malebrache-Arnauld connection, Steven Nadler; Leibniz and the 2 clocks, David Scott; Imitators of God: Leibniz on human freedom, Jack Davidson. Leibniz in Context: Leibniz and China, Donald F. Lach; The vitalism of Anna Conway; its impact on Leibniz's conception of the Monad, Carolyn Merchant; Leibniz and the concept of a system, Nicholas Rescher; Leibniz's Adamic language of thought, Michael Losonsky; Leibniz on the censorship of the Copernican system, Domenico Bertoloni Meli; Index.