1st Edition

Routledge Philosophy GuideBook to Leibniz and the Monadology

By Anthony Savile Copyright 2001
    254 Pages
    by Routledge

    254 Pages
    by Routledge

    Leibniz is a major figure in western philosophy and, with Descartes and Spinoza, one of the most influential philosophers of the Rationalist School. The Monadology is his most famous work and one of the most important works of modern philosophy.
    Leibniz and the Monadology introduces and assesses:
    *Leibniz's life and the background to the Monadology
    *the ideas and text of the Monadology*Leibniz's continuing importance to philosophy
    Leibniz and the Monadology is ideal for anyone coming to Leibniz for the first time. It also includes the text of the Monadology, specially translated for this GuideBook by Anthony Savile.

    Introduction; Chapter 1 Two Great Principles (§§31–7); Chapter 2 God (§§38–46); Chapter 3 Simple substances (§§1–3); Chapter 4 Monadic nature (§§4–13); Chapter 5 Perception and appetition (§§14–19); Chapter 6 Worlds (§§53–6); Chapter 7 Matter (§§ 2, 57); Chapter 8 Organic bodies and composite substances (§§60–77); Chapter 9 Mind and body (§§78–81 and §17); Chapter 10 Spirits and the moral order (§§82–90);


    Anthony Savile is Professor of Philosophy at King’s College London.