Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Analysis

Additional Reading

(Critical Survey of Ethics and Literature)

Adams, Robert Merrihew. Leibniz: Determinist, Theist, Idealist. New York: Oxford University Press, 1994. An important philosopher of religion explores Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz’s philosophical theology and its views regarding evil, goodness, and the nature of God.

Aiton, E. J. Leibniz: A Biography. Boston: A. Hilger, 1985. A worthwhile account of Leibniz’s life, including his place in the scientific, philosophical, and religious worlds of his time.

Copleston, Frederick. A History of Philosophy: Modern Philosophy. Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday, 1964. Copleston situates Leibniz in the history of Western philosophy and provides a helpful introduction to Leibniz’s major views.

Deleuze, Gilles. The Fold: Leibniz and the Baroque. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1993. A significant French philosopher takes stock of the contributions and implications of, as well as problems in, Leibniz’s thought.

Hostler, John. Leibniz’s Moral Philosophy. New York: Barnes and Noble Books, 1975. This study of the ethical dimensions of Leibniz’s metaphysics argues that the metaphysics is worked out in the framework of his systematic moral ideas.

Jolley, Nicholas, ed. The Cambridge Companion to Leibniz. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1995. Important scholars contribute significant essays on wide-ranging aspects of Leibniz’s philosophy.


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