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Philosophical Writings
G.H.R. Parkinson

Classification : Religion & Philosophy
Pub Date : Jan 01, 2009
Imprint : Everyman Classics
Page Extent : TBC
Binding : PB
ISBN : 9789350091920
Price : 250

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‘If we could sufficiently understand the order of the universe, we should find that it surpasses all the desires of the most wise, and that it is impossible to make it better than it is.’ Philosophy in Leibniz‘s era was compelled to consider the discoveries made by Galileo and the seventeenth-century physicists. These suggested that the world was merely mechanical and passive, atomistic and physical – a godless machine determined by cause and effect, where matter was almost wholly independent of mind. Leibniz, in his philosophical writings, countered such suggestions. A brilliant mathematical physicist, he nonetheless strove to place science on religious foundations, outlining an active, organismic and spiritual world, composed of free individual substances harmoniously working out God’s purposes. In doing so he revolutionised logic, proposed notions then too startling to publish, and laid bare scientific assumptions that most of us, consciously or otherwise, still possess. With works not available elsewhere in translation, introduction, notes and chronology of Leibniz’s life and times
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