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Substance and intelligibility in Leibniz's metaphysics.


Substance and intelligibility in Leibniz's metaphysics.

Palkoska, Jan.

Franz Steiner Verlag


171 pages



Studia leibnitiana supplementa; v.35


Substance is one of the central topics of German philosopher and mathematician Gottfried Leibniz (1646-1716), and Palkoska, who writes from Prague but reveals no more about himself, offers an account of the foundations underlying his conception of it. He begins by looking at his general conception of the science of metaphysics and how it sheds light on his notion of substance, and by establishing a conceptual framework for understanding the most general parts of his conception of substantiality. Then he ponders why Leibniz defined substance as he did and not otherwise, analyzes and interprets in detail selected features, and (backing out the way he came in) integrates his conception of substance into his broader philosophical project. No index is provided. Distributed in North America by The David Brown Book Co.

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Title Annotation:Studia leibnitiana supplementa
Publication:Reference & Research Book News
Article Type:Book review
Date:Aug 1, 2010
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