Leibniz, Gottfried Willhelm. (2017) New Essays on Human Understanding Preface and Book I: Innate Notions. Early Modern Texts. Retrieved from http://www.earlymoderntexts.com/authors/leibniz.
|Title||New Essays on Human Understanding Preface and Book I: Innate Notions|
|Author(s)||Gottfried Willhelm Leibniz|
|Publisher||Early Modern Texts|
New Essays on Human Understanding is a chapter-by-chapter rebuttal by Gottfried Leibniz of John Locke's major work, An Essay Concerning Human Understanding. It is one of only two full-length works by Leibniz (the other being the Theodicy). It was finished in 1704 but Locke's death was the cause alleged by Leibniz to withhold its publication. The book appeared some sixty years later. Like many philosophical works of the time, it is written in dialogue form.