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The Labyrinths of Leibniz’s Philosophy

by Aleksandra Horowska (Volume editor)
Edited Collection 198 Pages

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Summary

This volume explores the various ‘labyrinths’ of Leibniz’s philosophy, that is, hard-to-solve problems in which the human mind becomes entangled. Although the Hanoverian explicitly distinguished two such labyrinths (freedom and continuum), one may notice that in his theory there are more intricate issues the thinker can resolve with the help of the ‘Ariadne’s thread’ – a certain principle to be followed by the reflecting mind. In the perspective of the mazes of theodicy, consciousness and absolute and relative differences, the authors try to unravel issues such as: the etymology of ‘theodicée’, the concepts of freedom and metaphysical evil, the reception of monadology by Olivier Sacks, the understanding of ‘panpsychism’, the similarity between jurisprudence and theology, and many others.

Details

Pages
198
ISBN (Book)
9783631814727
Language
English
Tags
monadology theodicy consciousness similarity jurisprudence freedom

Biographical notes

Aleksandra Horowska (Volume editor)

Aleksandra Horowska – a PhD student at the Institute of Philosophy of the University of Wrocław and a secretary of the Polish Leibnizian Society. Her academic research concerns mainly issues and problems of Leibniz’s philosophy of law, examined in the perspective of philosophical and jurisprudential tradition.

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Title: The Labyrinths of Leibniz’s Philosophy