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Leibniz's Naturalized Philosophy of Mind

Larry M. Jorgensen

Abstract

A systematic reappraisal of Leibniz’s philosophy of mind. The main argument of this book is easy to state:Leibniz offers a fully natural theory of mind. In today’s philosophical climate in which much effort has been put into discovering a naturalized theory of mind Leibniz’s efforts to reach a similar goal three hundred years earlier will provide a critical stance from which we can assess our own theories. But while thegoals might be similar thecontent of Leibniz’s theory significantly diverges from the majority of today’s theories. Leibniz’s philosophy of mind meets the standards of whathe wo ... More

Keywords: Leibniz, philosophy of mind, naturalism, representation, perception, sensation, consciousness, memory, moral identity

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780198714583
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198714583.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Larry M. Jorgensen, author
Associate Professor and Chair of Philosophy, Skidmore College