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By J. A. Cover,John O'Leary-Hawthorne

ISBN-10: 0521073030

ISBN-13: 9780521073035

ISBN-10: 0521593948

ISBN-13: 9780521593946

This booklet deals a sustained re-assessment of the main imperative and complicated issues of Leibniz's metaphysics. not like conventional tests that view the metaphysics by way of its position between post-Cartesian theories of the realm, Jan disguise and John O'Leary-Hawthorne study the query of the way the scholastic issues which have been Leibniz's inheritance determine - and are refigured - in his mature account of substance and individuation. From this emerges a occasionally amazing overview of Leibniz's perspectives on modality, the id of Indiscernibles, shape as an inner legislations, and the complete-concept doctrine. As a rigorous philosophical remedy of a still-influential mediary among scholastic and smooth metaphysics, this examine should be of curiosity to historians of philosophy and modern metaphysicians alike.

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