9780872200623

Philosophical Essays

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  • ISBN13:

    9780872200623

  • ISBN10:

    0872200620

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 3/1/1989
  • Publisher: Hackett Pub Co Inc

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Table of Contents

Introduction
Leibniz: Life and Works vii
Principle of Selection and Rationale for the Volume x
Selected Bibliography of the Works of Leibniz xii
Selected Bibliography of Secondary Works xiii
Translations and Other Texts Referred to in the Notes xiv
Part I. Basic Works
Letter to Foucher (1675)
1(4)
Preface to a Universal Characteristic (1678-79)
5(5)
Samples of the Numerical Characteristic (1679)
10(9)
On Freedom and Possibility (1680-82?)
19(4)
Meditations on Knowledge, Truth, and Ideas (1684)
23(5)
On Contingency (1686?)
28(2)
Primary Truths (1686?)
30(5)
Discourse on Metaphysics (1686)
35(34)
From the Letters to Arnauld (1686-87)
69(21)
On Copernicanism and the Relativity of Motion (1689)
90(4)
On Freedom (1689?)
94(4)
The Source of Contingent Truths (1685-89?)
98(3)
Notes on Some Comments by Michel Angelo Fardella (1690)
101(4)
Preface to the Dynamics (1691?)
105(6)
Dialogue on Human Freedom and the Origin of Evil (1695)
111(6)
A Specimen of Dynamics (1695)
117(21)
New System of Nature (1695)
138(7)
Note on Foucher's Objection (1695)
145(2)
Postscript of a Letter to Basnage de Beauval (1696)
147(2)
On the Ultimate Origination of Things (1697)
149(6)
On Nature Itself (1698)
155(12)
From the Letters to Johann Bernoulli (1698-99)
167(4)
From the Letters to de Volder (1699-1706)
171(15)
To Queen Sophie Charlotte of Prussia, On What Is Independent of Sense and Matter (1702)
186(7)
Letter to Coste, On Human Freedom (1707)
193(3)
Response to Father Tournemine, on Harmony (1708)
196(1)
From the Letters to Des Bosses (1712-16)
197(9)
Principles of Nature and Grace, Based on Reason (1714)
206(7)
The Principles of Philosophy, or, the Monadology (1714)
213(12)
Letter to Samuel Masson, on Body (1716)
225(5)
From the Letters to Wolff (1714-15)
230(5)
Part II. Leibniz on His Contemporaries
A. Descartes and Malebranche
Letter to Countess Elizabeth(?), On God and Formal Logic (1678?)
235(5)
Letter to Molanus (?), On God and the Soul (1679?)
240(5)
On the Nature of Body and the Laws of Motion (1678-82)
245(5)
On Body and Force, Against the Cartesians (1702)
250(7)
Conversation of Philarete and Ariste (1712)
257(11)
B. Hobbes and Spinoza
Dialogue (1677)
268(4)
Comments on Spinoza's Philosophy (1707?)
272(9)
Two Sects of Naturalists (1677-80)
281(3)
C. Locke
From a Letter to Thomas Burnett, on the Occasion of Rereading Locke (1703)
284(1)
From the Letters to Thomas Burnett, on Substance (1699)
285(5)
From a Letter to Lady Masham, on Thinking Matter (1704)
290(1)
Preface to the New Essays (1703-5)
291(15)
D. Berkeley
From a Letter to Des Bosses (1715)
306(1)
Remarks on Berkeley's Principles (1714-15)
307(1)
E. Newton
Absolute and Relative Motion, from Letters to Huygens (1694)
307(2)
Planetary Theory, from a Letter to Huygens (1690)
309(3)
Against Barbaric Physics (1710-16?)
312(8)
From the Letters to Clarke (1715-16)
320(38)
Appendixes
1. Notes on the Texts
347(3)
2. Brief Biographies of Some Contemporaries of Leibniz
350(8)
Index 358

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