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Leibniz
Title : Leibniz
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ISBN : 9780521806190
Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 623

Of all the thinkers of the century of genius that inaugurated modern philosophy, none lived an intellectual life more rich and varied than Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz (1646 1716). Trained as a jurist and employed as a counsellor, librarian, and historian, he made famous contributions to logic, mathematics, physics, and metaphysics, yet viewed his own aspirations as ultimatelOf all the thinkers of the century of genius that inaugurated modern philosophy, none lived an intellectual life more rich and varied than Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz (1646 1716). Trained as a jurist and employed as a counsellor, librarian, and historian, he made famous contributions to logic, mathematics, physics, and metaphysics, yet viewed his own aspirations as ultimately ethical and theological, and married these theoretical concerns with politics, diplomacy, and an equally broad range of practical reforms: juridical, economic, administrative, technological, medical, and ecclesiastical. Maria Rosa Antognazza s pion


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Leibniz Reviews

  • Charlie Huenemann

    Here's a thick book wrestling down many of the details of the life of a mind so wide-ranging as to beggar belief. Antognazza finds a strand of Leibniz's thought on which to string his dazzling array of conceptual adventures: namely, his devotion to creating a grand synthesis of not merely all human knowledge, but also all of the religious and political differences of his day. His project was to take the infinite diversity in his world and unify it under the simplest formulae, for utility and for [...]

  • Sendiri Jaga

    I also read her "Very Short Introduction" to Leibniz (Oxford U. Press) before I finished this work, and, to be honest, I would recommend everyone read her little book first. Unless you've been reading a lot of Leibniz lately, you'll find her style and the content too dense, almost as if Antognazza wanted to stuff in as much as possible into this book. That said, and with a little introduction, it's by far the best in its class and I thoroughly enjoyed it. But I doubt I'm her typical reader. I as [...]

  • Jonathan Van Belle

    This is the finest biography on Leibniz to date. Professor Antognazza shows mastery of the historical and philosophical literature on the "Last Universal Genius." You will notice how much I'm falling over myself to recommend this masterwork. Leibniz is worth everybody's time and this biography is the best place to begin.

  • Bob Gustafson

    I wanted a book that took me to a different time and place. I chose Leibniz because of my interest in math. (Biographies of Gauss and Euler are on my wish list.) I had read biographies of Newton and Kepler. Well, this book served that mission. What surprised me was how little of Leibniz' work had to do with math. His work covered a large variety of topics, but most of his time was devoted to philosophy and metaphysics, working on the seventeenth century analog of artificial intelligence. Of cour [...]

  • Stefan

    This one had to go back to the library- verdammte interlibrary loan prohibition on renewals.

  • John

    Exceptionally dense and interesting review of this great mind, especially in the way she sees a theme and thread that runs throughout his life from the time he was young.