Item description for Leibniz and the Rational Order of Nature by Donald Rutherford...
Overview The most up-to-date and comprehensive interpretation of the philosophy of Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz (1646-1716), who proposed the theory that nature is an order designed by God to maximize opportunities for the exercise of reason. Making considerable use of unpublished manuscript sources, author Donald Rutherford seeks to demonstrate the systematic unity of Leibniz's thought.
Publishers Description This is the most up-to-date and comprehensive interpretation of the philosophy of Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz (1646-1716). Among its other virtues, it makes considerable use of unpublished manuscript sources. The book seeks to demonstrate the systematic unity of Leibniz's thought, in which theodicy, ethics, metaphysics and natural philosophy cohere. The key, underlying idea of the system is the conception of nature as an order designed by God to maximize the opportunities for the exercise of reason.
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Studio: Cambridge University Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.92" Width: 6" Height: 0.76" Weight: 0.95 lbs.
Release Date Nov 18, 2003
Publisher Cambridge University Press
ISBN 0521597374 ISBN13 9780521597371
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More About Donald Rutherford
Donald Rutherford is Professor of Philosophy at University of California, San Diego. J. A. Cover is Professor of Philosophy at Purdue University.