Mind of Leibniz

Author: Kynell, Kurt von S.
Year:2003
Pages:332
ISBN:0-7734-6893-5
978-0-7734-6893-1
Price:219.95
This volume attempts to resolve the century old dispute between Newton and Leibniz over the discovery of the calculus, and also explores both the mind and the life long research of Gottfried Wilhelm von Leibniz, documenting his phenomenal mathematical and philosophical research, as well as the apparent nature and possible origins of genius and human intelligence.

Table of Contents

Table of contents (main headings):
Introduction
1. The Evolution of Choice: Destiny and Disparities
2. Law, Politics, and patronage
3. Analysis Situs and First Principles
4. Methodology and Mentality: The Structure of Thought
5. Mathematica Universalis: Theoretical Intelligence
6. The Great Newtonian Controversy: Lemma v. Theorems
7. Monadism and the Unknowable
8. An Epistolary Heritage of Thought
9. The Discourse on metaphysics: God, Science, and Ontology
Conclusion
Appendix A: Queries in the Leibnizian Mode
Appendix B: Commentary on g
Appendix C: Leibniz and Quantum Mechanics
Appendix D: The Mathematical Black Hole
Appendix E: Leibniz and the I Ching
Bibliography; Index