on 21 February 2001
This is a perfect introduction to the philosophy of Leibniz. This is for two reasons. The first is the choice of texts present in the book, in particular the Discourse on Metaphysics and the Monadology, both of which give good outlines of Leibniz's work and also are the key texts for the general metaphysics put forward by Leibniz. The second reason for the superiority of this volume is the introduction by Woolhouse. This is highly accessible (I used this introduction when studying Leibniz as a student, much to my benefit) and also comprehensive in nature. Anyone considering studying Leibniz at University or otherwise would suffer by going anywhere else. First rate.