Routledge Philosophy GuideBooks painlessly introduce students to the classic works of philosophy. Each GuideBook considers a major philosopher and a key area of their philosophy by focusing upon an important text - situating the philosopher and work in a historical context, considering the text in question and assessing the philosopher's contribution to contemporary thought. Leibniz is a major figure in western philosophy and, with Descartes and Spinoza, one of the most influential philosophers of the Rationalist School. The Monadology is his most famous work and one of the most important works of modern philosophy. Leibniz and the Monadology introduces and assesses: · Leibniz's life and the background to the Monadology · The ideas and text of the Monadology · Leibniz's continuing importance to philosophy Leibniz and the Monadology is ideal for anyone coming to Leibniz for the first time.Savile, Anthony is the author of 'Routledge Philosophy Guidebook to Leibniz and the Monadology' with ISBN 9780415171144 and ISBN 0415171148.