A fresh translation and in-depth commentary of Leibniz's seminal text, the Monadology Lloyd Strickland presents a new translation of the Monadology, alongside key parts of the Theodicy, and an in-depth, section-by-section commentary that explains in detail not just what Leibniz is saying in the text but also why he says it. The sharp focus on the various arguments and other justifications Leibniz puts forward makes possible a deeper and more sympathetic understanding of his doctrines. Written in 1714, the Monadology is widely considered to be the classic statement of Leibniz's mature philosophy. In the space of 90 numbered paragraphs, totalling little more than 6000 words, Leibniz outlines - and argues for - the core features of his philosophical system. Although rightly regarded as a masterpiece, it is also a very condensed work that generations of students have struggled to understand.
Lloyd Strickland is Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at Manchester Metropolitan University, having previously worked at the University of Wales, Lampeter, the University of Central Lancashire, and Lancaster University. His principal research interests are Early Modern Philosophy, and Philosophy of Religion. He has published numerous articles on both fields, as well as 3 books: Leibniz Reinterpreted (2006), Shorter Leibniz Texts (2006), and Leibniz and the Two Sophies (2011). He also runs a Leibniz website: http: //www.leibniz-translations.com.
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