Sophia, Electress, consort of Ernest Augustus, Elector of Hanover and Sophie Charlotte, Queen, consort of Frederick I, King of Prussia: Leibniz and the Two Sophies: The Philosophical Correspondence

The Other Voice in Early Modern Europe - The Toronto Series, Vol. 10

Sophia, Electress, consort of Ernest Augustus, Elector of Hanover and Sophie Charlotte, Queen, consort of Frederick I, King of Prussia: Leibniz and the Two Sophies: The Philosophical Correspondence

Edited by Lloyd Strickland
2011 | 468 pp. | 978-0-7727-2086-3 | Paperback 6 x 9 in
$45.95 |

OVEME v10
Edited and translated by Lloyd Strickland

In his introduction, Lloyd Strickland proposes that Sophie, Electress of Hanover, and her daughter, Queen Sophie Charlotte of Prussia, found consolation in the idea of divine justice. Too long themselves unfairly dismissed as philosophical lightweights, proper justice may now be given to their views through this edition of their private correspondences with Leibniz. Appearing for the first time in English translation, the philosophical selections cover topics from the nature of substance to universal salvation and evidence the independence of the women’s thought as they defend materialism and challenge Leibniz’s conviction that God created the best possible world. The edition also boasts copious and highly informative editorial notes. It is a most welcome addition to The Other Voice in Early Modern Europe: Toronto series.
—Pauline Phemister, Reader in Philosophy
Deputy Director, Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities, University of Edinburgh