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Lebniz's New Essays Concerning Human Understanding


distinction between characteristic British and German thought.
JOHN DEWEY.
May, 1888.
CONTENTS.
CHAPTER I.
The Man.
PAGE
His Parents
His Early Education
His University Training at Leipsic
At Jena
At the University of Altdorf
10
His Removal to Frankfurt
10
His Mission to Paris
11
Discovery of the Calculus
12
Librarian at Hanover
13
His Activities
14
His Philosophic Writings
15
His Ecclesiastic and Academic Projects
17
His Later Years and Death
18
CHAPTER II.
Sources of his Philosophy.
Character of the Epoch into which Leibniz was born
20
The Thought of the Unity of the World
23
The two Agencies which formed Leibniz’s Philosophy
24
The Cartesian Influences
26
Rationalistic Method
28
Mechanical Explanation of Nature
30
Application of Mathematics
32
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