We are glad to give notice of the release of the book Imaginative Animals. Leibniz’s Logic of Imagination, by Lucia Oliveri (Franz Steiner Verlag, 2021). The book is part of the Studia Leibnitiana – Sonderhefte series (Band 57) and is available in open access format.
From the publisher’s website:
Through the reconstruction of Leibniz’s theory of the degrees of knowledge, this e-book investigates and explores the intrinsic relationship of imagination with space and time. The inquiry into this relationship defines the logic of imagination that characterizes both human and non-human animals, albeit differently, making them two different species of imaginative animals.
Below is the Table of contents of the volume:
Introduction: The Logic of the Imagination: Space, Time, Predictions
I. The Expressive Power of the Mind and its Varieties
II. The Groundwork of the Imagination
III. Interlude: Imagination and Reality
IV. First- and Second-Order Coherence I: Time, Space, and Types
V. First- and Second-Order Coherence II: Modalities and Types
VI. Similarity, Movement, and the Interiorization of Types
VII. Why Types are not Concepts
VIII. Conceptualism, Real Distinctions, and Error
IX. Leibniz’s Innatism
Conclusion: Contouring the Imagination