An Introduction to Leibnizian Metaphysics | Dominican University College

An Introduction to Leibnizian Metaphysics

Few philosophers can match G.W. Leibniz in either the breadth or quality of their philosophical understanding. Posterity has agreed with Leibniz’s contemporaries in placing him among the leading physicists, mathematicians, theologians and philosophers of his age, and among the greatest of any age. He is remembered today for contributing the discipline of Dynamics to physics, for inventing mathematical Calculus, theological Optimism, and philosophical Monadology. Courses on Leibniz can never deal with more than a part of his immense oeuvre. This course will be a graduate-level introduction to the core concepts of Leibniz’s metaphysics. We will approach each key idea using both original and secondary sources. Among the topics covered will be God, Nature, Grace, Harmony, Necessity, and Teleology.

Credits: 
3
Language: 
English
Faculty: 
Philosophy
Professor: 
Semester: 
Fall
Time: 
Tuesday, 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Room Number: 
202
Academic Year: 
2017-18
Level: 
Graduate
Course Code: 
DPHY 5354-6354
Program: 
Doctorate in Philosophy
Master of Arts in Philosophy