"The Leibniz-Arnauld Correspondence" by G. W.              Leibniz

The Leibniz-Arnauld Correspondence With Selections from the Correspondence with Ernst, Landgrave of Hessen-Rheinfels G. W. Leibniz, Antoine Arnauld, Ernst, Landgrave of Hessen-Rheinfels, Stephen Voss

The Yale Leibniz Series
Publication date:
07 Feb 2017
Yale University Press
472 pages: 235 x 156 x 27mm
8 b-w illus.
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In this critical edition, Leibniz submits his metaphysics of substance and form, concomitance and expression, freedom and necessity to the searching Socratic interrogation of Arnauld

In this critical edition, Stephen Voss establishes the text of the magnificent Socratic correspondence between Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz and Antoine Arnauld, provides an accurate English translation of the French text, and includes full apparatus helpful to student and scholar alike. The philosopher, physicist, and mathematician Leibniz presents the philosopher and theologian Arnauld with a unique new metaphysics and hones his ongoing thinking on the critical responses he receives. The result is a dialogue capable of illuminating metaphysical thought even now.

Stephen Voss is professor of philosophy at Bogaziçi University in Istanbul. He works on the metaphysics of the person and on modern philosophy. Voss has edited The Philosophy and Science of René Descartes and translated Descartes’s Passions of the Soul.

[“The book] will be invaluable to scholars of seventeenth-century natural philosophy”—Richard T. W. Arthur, Isis