Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Introduction
Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz: A Brief Chronology
A Note on the Texts

Discourse on Metaphysics

The Principles of Nature and of Grace, Based on Reason

The Monadology

Appendix A: From Anne, Viscountess Conway, Principles of the Most Ancient and Modern Philosophy (1690)

Appendix B: From Antonie van Leeuwenhoek’s 1699 Letter to Antonio Magliabechi

Appendix C: From Pierre Bayle, Historical and Critical Dictionary (1695-1702)

Appendix D: From G.W. Leibniz, Theodicy (1710)

Appendix E: From David Hume, An Enquiry concerning Human Understanding (1748)

Appendix F: From Voltaire, Candide (1759)

Appendix G: From Thomas Reid, Essays on the Intellectual Powers of Man (1785)

Further Reading and Select Bibliography

Index

Posted on October 29, 2015