New York: Cambridge University Press (2001)

Christia Mercer
Columbia University
This book offers a major reassessment of Leibniz's metaphysics. Christia Mercer has exposed the underlying doctrines of Leibniz's philosophy. By analysing Leibniz's early works she demonstrates that the metaphysics of pre-established harmony developed many years earlier than previously believed and for reasons which have not been understood. As a result of this analysis she has unearthed a philosophical school that Leibniz scholars have not recognized. A much deeper understanding of some of Leibniz's key doctrines emerges. Moreover, since the Leibniz that is revealed here does not fit neatly into the standard accounts of the history of philosophy and science, Christia Mercer's study will prompt scholars to reconsider their basic assumptions about early modern philosophy and science.
Keywords Metaphysics History
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Reprint years 2001, 2005, 2007, 2010
Call number B2599.M7.M47 2001
ISBN(s) 9780511037306   9780521029926   9780511498268   9780521403016
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