Leibniz

Leibniz An Intellectual Biography

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Publisher's Synopsis

Of all the thinkers of the century of genius that inaugurated modern philosophy, none lived an intellectual life more rich and varied than Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz (1646-1716). Maria Rosa Antognazza's pioneering biography provides a unified portrait of this unique thinker and the world from which he came. At the centre of the huge range of Leibniz's apparently miscellaneous endeavours, Antognazza reveals a single master project lending unity to his extraordinarily multifaceted life's work. Throughout the vicissitudes of his long life, Leibniz tenaciously pursued the dream of a systematic reform and advancement of all the sciences. As well as tracing the threads of continuity that bound these theoretical and practical activities to this all-embracing plan, this illuminating study also traces these threads back into the intellectual traditions of the Holy Roman Empire in which Leibniz lived and throughout the broader intellectual networks that linked him to patrons in countries as distant as Russia and to correspondents as far afield as China.

Book information

ISBN: 9781107627611
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Pub date:
DEWEY: 193
DEWEY edition: 22
Language: English
Number of pages: 652
Weight: 1014g
Height: 228mm
Width: 151mm
Spine width: 35mm