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Author Khamara, Edward J.
Title Space, time, and theology in the Leibniz-Newton controversy / Edward J. Khamara.
Imprint Frankfurt : Ontos Verlag, 2006.

Author Khamara, Edward J.
Series Process thought ; v. 6
Process thought ; v. 6.
Subject Leibniz, Gottfried Wilhelm, Freiherr von, 1646-1716 -- Adversaries.
Newton, Isaac, 1642-1727 -- Adversaries.
Space and time.
God -- Omnipotence.
God -- Omniscience.
Description 1 online resource (x, 157 pages :) : illustrations.
polychrome rdacc
Note Reworking of texts previously published.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 151-157).
Contents Editorial Foreword; Preface and Acknowledgments; Abbreviations; Chapter ILeibniz's Last Controversy with theNewtonians; Chapter IINewtonian Absolutism; Chapter IIILeibnizian Relativism; Chapter IVOn Properties; Chapter VThe Identity of Indiscernibles; Chapter VIThe Nutcracker at Work; Chapter VIILeibniz's Verificationist Argument; Chapter VIIIA Digression on Boethius:Eternity and Omniscience; Chapter IXOmniscience: Leibniz versus Clarke; Chapter XOmniscience and Omnipotence:Clarke and Arnauld against Leibniz; Bibliography.
Summary In the famous Correspondence with Clarke, which took place during the last year of Leibniz's life, Leibniz advanced several arguments purporting to refute the absolute theory of space and time that was held by Newton and his followers. The main aim of this book is to reassess Leibniz's attack on the Newtonian theory in so far as he relied on the principle of the identity of indiscernibles. The theological side of the controversy is not ignored but isolated and discussed in the last three chapters, which deal with problems connected with the notions of omnipotence and omniscience.
ISBN 9783110328301 (e-book)
3110328305 (e-book)
OCLC # 854569245
Additional Format Print version: Khamara, Edward J. Space, time, and theology in the Leibniz-Newton controversy. Frankfurt : Ontos Verlag, 2006 (DLC) 2007310470

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