Divine Machines: Leibniz and the Sciences of Life

Note moyenne 2,8
( 5 avis fournis par Goodreads )
 
9780691141787: Divine Machines: Leibniz and the Sciences of Life

Though it did not yet exist as a discrete field of scientific inquiry, biology was at the heart of many of the most important debates in seventeenth-century philosophy. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the work of G. W. Leibniz. In Divine Machines, Justin Smith offers the first in-depth examination of Leibniz's deep and complex engagement with the empirical life sciences of his day, in areas as diverse as medicine, physiology, taxonomy, generation theory, and paleontology. He shows how these wide-ranging pursuits were not only central to Leibniz's philosophical interests, but often provided the insights that led to some of his best-known philosophical doctrines.


Presenting the clearest picture yet of the scope of Leibniz's theoretical interest in the life sciences, Divine Machines takes seriously the philosopher's own repeated claims that the world must be understood in fundamentally biological terms. Here Smith reveals a thinker who was immersed in the sciences of life, and looked to the living world for answers to vexing metaphysical problems. He casts Leibniz's philosophy in an entirely new light, demonstrating how it radically departed from the prevailing models of mechanical philosophy and had an enduring influence on the history and development of the life sciences. Along the way, Smith provides a fascinating glimpse into early modern debates about the nature and origins of organic life, and into how philosophers such as Leibniz engaged with the scientific dilemmas of their era.

Les informations fournies dans la section « Synopsis » peuvent faire référence à une autre édition de ce titre.

From the Inside Flap :


"With this book, Justin Smith turns the world of Leibniz scholarship upside down. Others have argued for the centrality of Leibniz's views on language and logic, or on physics and mathematics, or on theology, but Smith shows us how to read this key figure in the history of modern thought through his biology. This learned, original, and exciting book is obligatory reading for anyone interested in the origins of modern philosophy."--Daniel Garber, Princeton University


"I can not overstate how important Divine Machines is to Leibniz studies and the history of early modern philosophy and science. There is so much material here, so many sources, so many arguments, so many connections made, that even as I write this I am distracted by thoughts of the many avenues of research Smith has opened up to the rest of us. Divine Machines is a watershed moment."--Gideon Manning, California Institute of Technology


"Smith's book is the first comprehensive, full-length study in English dedicated to Leibniz's philosophy of biology. He provides a very broad and detailed historical context for a fuller understanding of Leibniz's place in the history of the life sciences. Smith has uncovered and drawn upon many of Leibniz's own texts which have been understudied or even unused by other scholars. The scholarship is exemplary."--Karen Detlefsen, University of Pennsylvania


About the Author :

Justin E. H. Smith is associate professor of philosophy at Concordia University in Montreal. He is the editor of The Problem of Animal Generation in Early Modern Philosophy.

Les informations fournies dans la section « A propos du livre » peuvent faire référence à une autre édition de ce titre.

Meilleurs résultats de recherche sur AbeBooks

1.

Justin E. H. Smith
ISBN 10 : 0691141789 ISBN 13 : 9780691141787
Neuf(s) Quantité : 2
Vendeur
BWB
(Valley Stream, NY, Etats-Unis)
Evaluation vendeur
[?]

Description du livre État : New. Depending on your location, this item may ship from the US or UK. N° de réf. du libraire 97806911417870000000

Plus d'informations sur ce vendeur | Poser une question au libraire

Acheter neuf
EUR 44,73
Autre devise

Ajouter au panier

Frais de port : Gratuit
Vers Etats-Unis
Destinations, frais et délais

2.

Justin E. H. Smith
Edité par Princeton University Press, United States (2011)
ISBN 10 : 0691141789 ISBN 13 : 9780691141787
Neuf(s) Couverture rigide Quantité : 10
Vendeur
The Book Depository
(London, Royaume-Uni)
Evaluation vendeur
[?]

Description du livre Princeton University Press, United States, 2011. Hardback. État : New. Language: English . Brand New Book. Though it did not yet exist as a discrete field of scientific inquiry, biology was at the heart of many of the most important debates in seventeenth-century philosophy. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the work of G. W. Leibniz. In Divine Machines, Justin Smith offers the first in-depth examination of Leibniz s deep and complex engagement with the empirical life sciences of his day, in areas as diverse as medicine, physiology, taxonomy, generation theory, and paleontology. He shows how these wide-ranging pursuits were not only central to Leibniz s philosophical interests, but often provided the insights that led to some of his best-known philosophical doctrines. Presenting the clearest picture yet of the scope of Leibniz s theoretical interest in the life sciences, Divine Machines takes seriously the philosopher s own repeated claims that the world must be understood in fundamentally biological terms. Here Smith reveals a thinker who was immersed in the sciences of life, and looked to the living world for answers to vexing metaphysical problems.He casts Leibniz s philosophy in an entirely new light, demonstrating how it radically departed from the prevailing models of mechanical philosophy and had an enduring influence on the history and development of the life sciences. Along the way, Smith provides a fascinating glimpse into early modern debates about the nature and origins of organic life, and into how philosophers such as Leibniz engaged with the scientific dilemmas of their era. N° de réf. du libraire AAH9780691141787

Plus d'informations sur ce vendeur | Poser une question au libraire

Acheter neuf
EUR 48,22
Autre devise

Ajouter au panier

Frais de port : Gratuit
De Royaume-Uni vers Etats-Unis
Destinations, frais et délais

3.

Justin E. H. Smith
Edité par Princeton University Press, United States (2011)
ISBN 10 : 0691141789 ISBN 13 : 9780691141787
Neuf(s) Couverture rigide Quantité : 10
Vendeur
The Book Depository US
(London, Royaume-Uni)
Evaluation vendeur
[?]

Description du livre Princeton University Press, United States, 2011. Hardback. État : New. Language: English . Brand New Book. Though it did not yet exist as a discrete field of scientific inquiry, biology was at the heart of many of the most important debates in seventeenth-century philosophy. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the work of G. W. Leibniz. In Divine Machines, Justin Smith offers the first in-depth examination of Leibniz s deep and complex engagement with the empirical life sciences of his day, in areas as diverse as medicine, physiology, taxonomy, generation theory, and paleontology. He shows how these wide-ranging pursuits were not only central to Leibniz s philosophical interests, but often provided the insights that led to some of his best-known philosophical doctrines. Presenting the clearest picture yet of the scope of Leibniz s theoretical interest in the life sciences, Divine Machines takes seriously the philosopher s own repeated claims that the world must be understood in fundamentally biological terms. Here Smith reveals a thinker who was immersed in the sciences of life, and looked to the living world for answers to vexing metaphysical problems.He casts Leibniz s philosophy in an entirely new light, demonstrating how it radically departed from the prevailing models of mechanical philosophy and had an enduring influence on the history and development of the life sciences. Along the way, Smith provides a fascinating glimpse into early modern debates about the nature and origins of organic life, and into how philosophers such as Leibniz engaged with the scientific dilemmas of their era. N° de réf. du libraire AAH9780691141787

Plus d'informations sur ce vendeur | Poser une question au libraire

Acheter neuf
EUR 48,38
Autre devise

Ajouter au panier

Frais de port : Gratuit
De Royaume-Uni vers Etats-Unis
Destinations, frais et délais

4.

Justin Smith
Edité par Princeton University Press (2011)
ISBN 10 : 0691141789 ISBN 13 : 9780691141787
Neuf(s) Quantité : > 20
Vendeur
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, Royaume-Uni)
Evaluation vendeur
[?]

Description du livre Princeton University Press, 2011. HRD. État : New. New Book. Shipped from UK in 4 to 14 days. Established seller since 2000. N° de réf. du libraire WP-9780691141787

Plus d'informations sur ce vendeur | Poser une question au libraire

Acheter neuf
EUR 39,44
Autre devise

Ajouter au panier

Frais de port : EUR 10,18
De Royaume-Uni vers Etats-Unis
Destinations, frais et délais

5.

Smith, Justin E. H.
ISBN 10 : 0691141789 ISBN 13 : 9780691141787
Neuf(s) Quantité : 1
Vendeur
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, Etats-Unis)
Evaluation vendeur
[?]

Description du livre 2011. HRD. État : New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. N° de réf. du libraire KS-9780691141787

Plus d'informations sur ce vendeur | Poser une question au libraire

Acheter neuf
EUR 51,51
Autre devise

Ajouter au panier

Frais de port : EUR 3,46
Vers Etats-Unis
Destinations, frais et délais

6.

Justin Smith
Edité par Princeton University Press 2011-05-13, Princeton, N.J. |Woodstock (2011)
ISBN 10 : 0691141789 ISBN 13 : 9780691141787
Neuf(s) Couverture rigide Quantité : 1
Vendeur
Blackwell's
(Oxford, OX, Royaume-Uni)
Evaluation vendeur
[?]

Description du livre Princeton University Press 2011-05-13, Princeton, N.J. |Woodstock, 2011. hardback. État : New. N° de réf. du libraire 9780691141787

Plus d'informations sur ce vendeur | Poser une question au libraire

Acheter neuf
EUR 52,10
Autre devise

Ajouter au panier

Frais de port : EUR 3,39
De Royaume-Uni vers Etats-Unis
Destinations, frais et délais

7.

Justin E. H. Smith
Edité par Princeton University Press (2011)
ISBN 10 : 0691141789 ISBN 13 : 9780691141787
Neuf(s) Couverture rigide Edition originale Quantité : 1
Vendeur
European-Media-Service Mannheim
(Mannheim, Allemagne)
Evaluation vendeur
[?]

Description du livre Princeton University Press, 2011. État : New. N° de réf. du libraire L9780691141787

Plus d'informations sur ce vendeur | Poser une question au libraire

Acheter neuf
EUR 55,45
Autre devise

Ajouter au panier

Frais de port : EUR 3,99
De Allemagne vers Etats-Unis
Destinations, frais et délais

8.

Justin E. H. Smith
Edité par Princeton University Press (2011)
ISBN 10 : 0691141789 ISBN 13 : 9780691141787
Neuf(s) Couverture rigide Quantité : 1
Vendeur
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, Etats-Unis)
Evaluation vendeur
[?]

Description du livre Princeton University Press, 2011. Hardcover. État : New. N° de réf. du libraire DADAX0691141789

Plus d'informations sur ce vendeur | Poser une question au libraire

Acheter neuf
EUR 59,87
Autre devise

Ajouter au panier

Frais de port : EUR 3,46
Vers Etats-Unis
Destinations, frais et délais

9.

Justin E. H. Smith
Edité par Princeton Univers. Press Mai 2011 (2011)
ISBN 10 : 0691141789 ISBN 13 : 9780691141787
Neuf(s) Quantité : 1
Vendeur
Evaluation vendeur
[?]

Description du livre Princeton Univers. Press Mai 2011, 2011. Buch. État : Neu. Neuware - 'his book provides a comprehensive survey of G. W. Leibniz's deep and complex engagement with the sciences of life, in areas as diverse as medicine, physiology, taxonomy, generation theory, and paleontology. It is shown that these sundry interests were not only relevant to his core philosophical interests, but indeed often provided the insights that in part led to some of his most familiar philosophical doctrines, including the theory of corporeal substance and the theory of organic preformation'-- 380 pp. Englisch. N° de réf. du libraire 9780691141787

Plus d'informations sur ce vendeur | Poser une question au libraire

Acheter neuf
EUR 51,99
Autre devise

Ajouter au panier

Frais de port : EUR 12
De Allemagne vers Etats-Unis
Destinations, frais et délais

10.

Justin E. H. Smith
Edité par Princeton University Press, United States (2011)
ISBN 10 : 0691141789 ISBN 13 : 9780691141787
Neuf(s) Couverture rigide Quantité : 10
Vendeur
Book Depository hard to find
(London, Royaume-Uni)
Evaluation vendeur
[?]

Description du livre Princeton University Press, United States, 2011. Hardback. État : New. Language: English . This book usually ship within 10-15 business days and we will endeavor to dispatch orders quicker than this where possible. Brand New Book. Though it did not yet exist as a discrete field of scientific inquiry, biology was at the heart of many of the most important debates in seventeenth-century philosophy. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the work of G. W. Leibniz. In Divine Machines, Justin Smith offers the first in-depth examination of Leibniz s deep and complex engagement with the empirical life sciences of his day, in areas as diverse as medicine, physiology, taxonomy, generation theory, and paleontology. He shows how these wide-ranging pursuits were not only central to Leibniz s philosophical interests, but often provided the insights that led to some of his best-known philosophical doctrines. Presenting the clearest picture yet of the scope of Leibniz s theoretical interest in the life sciences, Divine Machines takes seriously the philosopher s own repeated claims that the world must be understood in fundamentally biological terms. Here Smith reveals a thinker who was immersed in the sciences of life, and looked to the living world for answers to vexing metaphysical problems.He casts Leibniz s philosophy in an entirely new light, demonstrating how it radically departed from the prevailing models of mechanical philosophy and had an enduring influence on the history and development of the life sciences. Along the way, Smith provides a fascinating glimpse into early modern debates about the nature and origins of organic life, and into how philosophers such as Leibniz engaged with the scientific dilemmas of their era. N° de réf. du libraire BTE9780691141787

Plus d'informations sur ce vendeur | Poser une question au libraire

Acheter neuf
EUR 65,37
Autre devise

Ajouter au panier

Frais de port : Gratuit
De Royaume-Uni vers Etats-Unis
Destinations, frais et délais

autres exemplaires de ce livre sont disponibles

Afficher tous les résultats pour ce livre