Substance and Individuation in Leibniz

Substance and Individuation in Leibniz


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This book offers a sustained reevaluation of the most central and perplexing themes of Leibniz's metaphysics. Jan Cover and John O'Leary-Hawthorne examine the question of how the scholastic themes that were Leibniz's inheritance figure—and are refigured—in his mature account of substance and individuation. As a rigorous philosophical treatment of a still-influential mediary between scholastic and modern metaphysics, their study will be of interest to historians of philosophy and modern metaphysicians alike.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780521593946
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 03/30/2007
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.87(d)
Lexile: 1490L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1. Leibniz and the problem of individuation: the historical and philosophical context; 2. Relations; 3. Essentialism; 4. Haecceitism and anti-haecceitism; 5. Sufficient reason and the identity of Indiscernibles; 6. Law-of-the-series, identity and change; 7. The threat of one substance; Bibliography; Index.

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