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1: Who was Leibniz? 2: Characteristica universalis, logical calculus, and mathematics 3: Encyclopaedia, Scientia Generalis, and the Academies of Sciences 4: Possible worlds, the principle of non-contradiction, and the principle of sufficient reason 5: Complete-concept theory, theory of truth, and theory of knowledge 6: The best of all possible worlds and Leibniz's theodicy 7: What is ultimately real - unity and activity 8: Monads 9: Monads, corporeal substances, and bodies Conclusion References Further Reading Index

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Maria Rosa Antognazza is Professor of Philosophy at Kings College London. She has held research and visiting fellowships in Italy, Germany, Israel, Great Britain, and the USA, including a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship (1997-2000) and a two-year research fellowship from the Leverhulme Trust (2003-5). She is the author of Leibniz: An Intellectual Biography (Cambridge University Press, 2009) and Leibniz on the Trinity and the Incarnation: Reason and Revelation in the Seventeenth Century (Yale University Press, 2007). She is the editor of the Oxford Handbook of Leibniz (Oxford University Press, forthcoming), has published numerous contributions on seventeenth and eighteenth-century philosophy, and has edited texts by Leibniz, J. H. Alsted, and H. Grotius.

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