Leibniz: An Intellectual Biography (Hardback)
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Short Description for Leibniz In this intellectual biography of Leibniz, Antognazza surveys his interests and offers a portrait of a unique thinker, identifying the master project that inspired his huge range of endeavors.
- Published: 01 November 2008
- Format: Hardback 652 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780521806190 ISBN 10: 0521806194
- Sales rank: 462,313
Full description for Leibniz
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.