The Practice of Reason

Leibniz and his Controversies

Marcelo Dascal † | Tel Aviv University
ISBN 9789027218872 | EUR 105.00 | USD 158.00
ISBN 9789027288677 | EUR 105.00 | USD 158.00
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Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz (1646-1716) dedicated much of his life to some of the most central debates of his time. For him, our chance of progress towards the happiness of mankind lies in the capacity to recognize the value of the different perspectives through which humans approach the world. Controversies supply the opportunity to exercise this capacity by approaching the opponent not as an adversary but as someone from whose point of view we can enrich our own viewpoint and improve our knowledge.

This approach inspired the creation of this series. The book – the first in the series devoted to Leibniz – presents his views through actual controversies in which he participated, in several domains. Leibniz’s original ‘theory of controversies’ thus appears not only as what the thinker thinks about how one should use reason in a controversy, but also how he puts in practice the kind of rationality he preaches.

[Controversies, 7] 2010.  xvi, 359 pp.
Publishing status: Available
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Main BIC Subject

HPK: Philosophy: epistemology & theory of knowledge

Main BISAC Subject

PHI004000: PHILOSOPHY / Epistemology
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