The Divine Ethic of Creation in Leibniz

The Divine Ethic of Creation in Leibniz by Andrew Carlson

Title: The Divine Ethic of Creation in Leibniz
Author: Andrew Carlson
ISBN10: 0820455504
ISBN13: 978-0820455501
Publisher: Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (September 1, 2001)
Language: English
Subcategory: Humanities
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Pages: 658 pages
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The Divine Ethic of Creation in Leibniz by Andrew Carlson


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«God creates the best of all possible worlds.» With this bold dictum, Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz summed up his theological views. Yet, why did God create this world, our world? The Divine Ethic of Creation in Leibniz uses this question as a touchstone for developing a comprehensive reconstruction of Leibniz’s philosophical system. Whereas twentieth-century scholarship tended to focus on the logical foundations of Leibniz’s thought, this book demonstrates how Leibniz’s work on logic, mathematics, physics, metaphysics, and political theory was actually shaped by ethical and theological considerations.