The Resource Leibniz, God and necessity, Michael V. Griffin, (electronic resource)

Leibniz, God and necessity, Michael V. Griffin, (electronic resource)

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Leibniz, God and necessity
Title
Leibniz, God and necessity
Statement of responsibility
Michael V. Griffin
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Language
eng
Summary
"Leibniz states that 'metaphysics is natural theology', and this is especially true of his metaphysics of modality. In this book, Michael V. Griffin examines the deep connection between the two and the philosophical consequences which follow from it. Grounding many of Leibniz's modal conceptions in his theology, Griffin develops a new interpretation of the ontological argument in Leibniz and Descartes. This interpretation demonstrates that their understanding God's necessary existence cannot be construed in contemporary modal logical terms. He goes on to develop a necessitarian interpretation of Leibniz, arguing that Leibniz, like Spinoza, is committed to the thesis that everything actual is metaphysically necessary, but that Leibniz rejects Spinoza's denial of God's moral perfection. His book will appeal to scholars of early modern philosophy and philosophers interested in modal metaphysics and the philosophy of religion"--
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Griffin, Michael V
Index
index present
LC call number
B2598
LC item number
.G75 2013eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Leibniz, Gottfried Wilhelm
  • Leibniz, Gottfried Wilhelm
  • God
  • God
  • Necessity (Philosophy)
  • God
  • God
  • Necessity (Philosophy)
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Leibniz, God and necessity, Michael V. Griffin, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Machine generated contents note: Introduction; 1. Descartes's arguments for God's existence; 2. The ontological argument, the principle of sufficient reason and Leibniz's doctrine of striving possibles; 3. Necessitarianism in Spinoza and Leibniz; 4. Leibniz on compossibility and possible worlds; 5. Molina on divine foreknowledge; 6. Leibniz on middle knowledge; 7. Leibniz on God's knowledge of counterfactuals
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 195 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781139844277
Isbn Type
(e-book)
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Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
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  • (OCoLC)823729334
  • (OCoLC)ocn823729334
Label
Leibniz, God and necessity, Michael V. Griffin, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Machine generated contents note: Introduction; 1. Descartes's arguments for God's existence; 2. The ontological argument, the principle of sufficient reason and Leibniz's doctrine of striving possibles; 3. Necessitarianism in Spinoza and Leibniz; 4. Leibniz on compossibility and possible worlds; 5. Molina on divine foreknowledge; 6. Leibniz on middle knowledge; 7. Leibniz on God's knowledge of counterfactuals
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 195 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781139844277
Isbn Type
(e-book)
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)823729334
  • (OCoLC)ocn823729334

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