Leibniz’s Metaphysics of Nature

A Group of Essays

  • Nicholas Rescher

Part of the The University of Western Ontario Series in Philosophy of Science book series (WONS, volume 18)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Nicholas Rescher
    Pages 29-41
  3. Nicholas Rescher
    Pages 56-83
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 117-128

About this book


The essays included in this volume are a mixture of old and new. Three of them make their first appearance in print on this occa­ sion (Nos III, IV, and V). The remaining four are based upon materials previously published in learned journals or anthologies. (However, these previously published papers have been revised and, generally, expanded for inclusion here.) Detailed acknowl­ edgement of prior publications is made in the notes to the relevant articles. I am grateful to the editors of these several publications for their kind permission to use this material. I am grateful to an anonymous reader for the Western Ontario Series for some useful corrigenda. And I should like to thank John Horty and Lily Knezevich for their help in seeing this material through the press. NICHOLAS RESCHER Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania May, 1980 xi INTRODUCTION The unifying theme of these essays is their concern with Leibniz's metaphysics of nature. In particular, they revolve about his cos­ mology of creation and his conception of the real world as one among infinitely many equipossible alternatives.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Nicholas Rescher
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PhilosophyUniversity of PittsburghUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1981
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
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  • Print ISBN 978-90-277-1253-0
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-8445-5
  • Series Print ISSN 1566-659X
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