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Leibniz: Logico-Philosophical Puzzles in the Law

Philosophical Questions and Perplexing Cases in the Law

Editors: Artosi, Alberto, Pieri, Bernardo, Sartor, Giovanni (Eds.)

  • The only English translation of two early legal-philosophical writings of Leibniz
  • Highly relevant to both philosophers and legal scholars
  • Provides sophisticated treatment of many legal issues
  • Includes amusing and challenging legal-logical puzzles and anticipating developments of legal rationalism
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This volume presents two Leibnizian writings, the Specimen of Philosophical Questions Collected from the Law and the Dissertation on Perplexing Cases. These works, originally published in 1664 and 1666, constitute, respectively, Leibniz’s thesis for the title of Master of Philosophy and his doctoral dissertation in law. Besides providing evidence of the earliest development of Leibniz’s thought and amazing anticipations of his mature views, they present a genuine intellectual interest, for the freshness and originality of Leibniz’s reflections on a striking variety of logico-philosophical puzzles drawn from the law. The Specimen addresses puzzling issues resulting from apparent conflicts between law and philosophy (the latter broadly understood as comprising also mathematics, as well as empirical sciences). The Dissertation addresses cases whose solution is puzzling because of the convoluted logical form of legal dispositions and contractual clauses, or because of conflicting priorities between concurring parties. In each case, Leibniz dissects the problems with the greatest ingenuity, disentangling their different aspects, and proposing solutions always reasonable and sometimes surprising. And he does not refrain from peppering his intellectual acrobatics with some humorous comments.

Table of contents (2 chapters)

  • Specimen of Philosophical Questions Collected from the Law

    Artosi, Alberto (et al.)

    Pages 1-70

  • Inaugural Dissertation on Perplexing Cases in the Law

    Artosi, Alberto (et al.)

    Pages 71-150

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eBook $119.00
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Hardcover $159.00
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $159.00
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  • ISBN 978-94-007-9307-1
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Leibniz: Logico-Philosophical Puzzles in the Law
Book Subtitle
Philosophical Questions and Perplexing Cases in the Law
Editors
  • Alberto Artosi
  • Bernardo Pieri
  • Giovanni Sartor
Series Title
Law and Philosophy Library
Series Volume
105
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht.
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-5192-7
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-5192-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-5191-0
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-9307-1
Series ISSN
1572-4395
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXXVI, 226
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