Philosophical Papers and Letters : A Selection

The selections contained in these volumes from the papers and letters of Leibniz are intended to serve the student in two ways: first, by providing a more adequate and balanced conception of the full range and penetration of Leibniz's creative intellectual powers; second, by inviting a fresher...

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Main Author: Leibniz, G.W.
Corporate Author: SpringerLink (Online service)
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Dordrecht Springer Netherlands 1989, 1989
Edition:2nd ed. 1989
Series:Synthese Historical Library
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Table of Contents:
  • III. Hanover to the Death of Ernest August, 1690–98
  • 38. Letter to Arnauld, 1690
  • 39. On the Method of Distinguishing Real from Imaginary Phenomena
  • 40. On the True Theologia Mystica, ca. 1690(?)
  • 41. A Study in the Logical Calculus
  • 42. Critical Thoughts on the General Part of the Principles of Descartes, 1692
  • On Part I
  • On Part II
  • 43. Correspondence with Huygens, 1692–94 (Selections)
  • 44. From the Ethical and Legal Writings, 1693–1700
  • I. From the Preface of the ‘Codex Juris Gentium Diplomaticus’
  • II. From the Preface to the Mantissa Codicis Juris Gentium
  • III. On Wisdom
  • IV. On Natural Law 428 A Classification of Societies or Communities
  • 45. On the Correction of Metaphysics and the Concept of Substance, 1694
  • 46. Specimen Dynamicum, 1695
  • 47. I. A New System of the Nature and the Communication of Substances, as well as the Union between the Soul and the Body, 1695
  • II. “Second Explanation of the New System”, 1696
  • 48. Letter to Gabriel Wagner on the Value of Logic, 1696
  • 49. Letters to Des Billettes, 1696–97
  • 50. Tentamen Anagogicum: An Anagogical Essay in the Investigation of Causes, ca. 1696
  • 51. On the Radical Origination of Things, 1697
  • 52. Clarification of the Difficulties which Mr. Bayle has found in the New System of the Union of Soul and Body, 1698
  • 53. On Nature Itself, or on the Inherent Force and Actions of Created Things, 1698
  • IV. Hanover under George Louis, 1698–1716
  • 54. Correspondence with John Bernoulli, 1698–99
  • 55. Correspondence with De Voider, 1699–1706
  • 56. Letter to Varignon, with a Note on the ‘Justification of the Infinitesimal Calculus by That of Ordinary Algebra’, 1702
  • I. Letter to Varignon, February 2, 1702
  • II. Justification of the Infinitesimal Calculus by That of Ordinary Algebra, 1701
  • 57. On What is Independent of Sense and of Matter, 1702
  • 58. Reflections on the Doctrine of a Single Universal Spirit, 1702
  • 15. On a Method of Arriving at a True Analysis of Bodies and the Causes of Natural Things, 1677
  • 16. Letter to Arnold Eckhard, 1677
  • 17. Dialogue, 1677
  • 18. Letter to Herman Conring, 1678
  • 19. Letter to Walter von Tschirnhaus, 1678
  • 20. On the Ethics of Benedict de Spinoza, 1678
  • I. On God
  • 21. What is an Idea? 1678
  • 22. Letters to Nicolas Malebranche, 1679 (Selections)
  • 23. Two Dialogues on Religion, ca. 1678 (Selections)
  • I. Dialogue between Poliander and Theophile
  • II. Dialogue between Polidore and Theophile
  • 24. On the General Characteristic, ca. 1679
  • 25. On Universal Synthesis and Analysis, or the Art of Disco very and Judgment, 1679(?)
  • 26. Two Studies in the Logical Calculus, 1679
  • I. Elements of Calculus
  • II. Specimen of Universal Calculus
  • 27. Studies in a Geometry of Situation, 1679
  • I. Letter to Christian Huygens, 1679
  • II. Supplement
  • III. On Analysis Situs
  • 28. Letter to John Frederick, Duke of Brunswick-Hanover, 1679
  • 5. Theological Writings Related to the Catholic Demonstrations, 1668–70
  • I. The Confession of Nature against Atheists, 1669
  • II. A Fragment on Dreams
  • III. On Transubstantiation, 1668(?)
  • Supplement: Notes on the Eucharist, 1668
  • 6. Preface to an Edition of Nizolius, 1670 (Selections)
  • 7. Elements of Natural Law, 1670–71
  • 8. Studies in Physics and the Nature of Body, 1671
  • I. The Theory of Abstract Motion: Fundamental Principles
  • II. An Example of Demonstrations about the Nature of Corporeal Things Drawn from Phenomena
  • 9. Letter to Magnus Wedderkopf, 1671
  • 10. Letter to Antoine Arnauld, 1671 (Selection)
  • 11. Letter to Simon Foucher, with Notes on Fouche?s Reply to Des Gabets, 1675
  • 12. Selections from the Paris Notes, 1676
  • 13. Letter to Henry Oldenburg, 1675
  • 14. Two Notations for Discussion with Spinoza, 1676
  • II. Hanover to the Italian Journey, 1676–87
  • 59. Reflections on the Common Concept of Justice, 1702(?)
  • 60. Reply to the Thoughts on the System of Pre-Established Harmony contained in the Second Edition of Mr. Bayle’s Critical Dictionary, Article Rorarius 1702
  • 61. Considerations on Vital Principles and Plastic Natures, by the Author of the System of Pre-Established Harmony, 1705
  • 62. Letter to Hansch on the Platonic Philosophy or on Platonic Enthusiasm, 1707
  • 63. Correspondence with Des Bosses, 1709–15
  • 64. Conversation of Philarète and Ariste, following a Conversation of Ariste and Theodore, ca. 1711
  • 65. Remarks on the three Volumes Entitled Characteristics of Men, Manners, Opinions, Times,... 1711, 1712
  • 66. The Principles of Nature and of Grace, based on Reason, 1714
  • 67. “The Monadology”, 1714
  • 68. Letters to Nicolas Remond, 1714–15
  • 69. Letters to Louis Bourguet, 1714–15
  • 70. The Metaphysical Foundations of Mathematics, after 1714
  • 29. On Freedom, ca. 1679
  • 30. “First Truths”, ca. 1680–84
  • 31. Selections from Leibniz’s Correspondence, 1679–84
  • I. To Christian Philipp, 1679
  • II. To Philipp, 1680
  • III. To François de la Chaise, 1680
  • IV. To Veit Ludwig von Seckendorf, 1683
  • V. To Walter von Tschirnhaus, 1684
  • 32. On the Elements of Natural Science, ca. 1682–84
  • I. The Plan of the Book277 II. An Introduction on the Value and Method of Natural Science
  • 33. Meditations on Knowledge, Truth, and Ideas, 1684
  • 34. A Brief Demonstration of a Notable Error of Descartes and Others Concerning a Natural Law, 1686
  • 35. “Discourse on Metaphysics”, 1686
  • 36. Correspondence with Arnauld, 1686–87 (Selections)
  • 37. Letter of Mr. Leibniz on a General Principle Useful in Explaining the Laws of Nature through a Consideration of the Divine Wisdom; to Serve as a Reply to the Response of the Rev. Father Malebranche, 1687
  • to Parts III and IV
  • 71. The Controversy between Leibniz and Clarke, 1715–16
  • Introduction: Leibniz as Philosopher
  • I. The 17th Century
  • II. Leibniz’s Life and Work
  • III. The Metaphysical Pattern
  • IV. Leibniz’s Method 19 V. Logic and the Principles of Truth and Reality
  • VI. Mathematics and Philosophy
  • VII. Physics and the Realm of Nature
  • VIII. Biology
  • IX. Psychology
  • X. Theory of Knowledge
  • XI. Summary: Structure and Purpose
  • XII. Ethics and Social Thought
  • XIII. Theology
  • XIV. Leibniz’s Consistency and Influence
  • I. Mainz and Paris, 1666–76
  • 1. Dissertation on the Art of Combinations, 1666 (Selections)
  • I. Demonstration of the Existence of God
  • II. Corollaries for Disputation
  • III. Cum Deo!
  • Definitions
  • Problems
  • 2. A New Method for Learning and Teaching Jurisprudence, 1667 (Selections from Part I)
  • I. General and Common to All Faculties: on a Basis for Studies in General
  • 3. Letter to Jacob Thomasius, 1669
  • 4. Letter to Thomas Hobbes, 1670