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Published: 29 April 2022

256 Pages | 21 illus.


ISBN: 9780197629079

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A Miracle Creed

The Principle of Optimality in Leibniz's Physics and Philosophy

Jeffrey K. McDonough

  • Presents a pioneering study of the Principle of Optimality as a thread running through Leibniz's work in both physics and philosophy
  • Contains accessible discussions of Leibniz's technical studies in optics, mechanics, and statics
  • Features a series of provocative interpretations of central features of Leibniz's philosophy, including his understanding of teleology, the nature of bodies, the laws of nature, free will, and Leibniz's legacy in physics