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Leibniz on Human Equality and Human Domination

Justin E. H. Smith

in Nature, Human Nature, and Human Difference: Race in Early Modern Philosophy

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691153643
eISBN:
9781400866311
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691153643.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter undertakes an extensive treatment of the place of Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz in the history of the concept of race. In particular, the chapter draws out the significant points of ... More


Natural Law and Toleration in the Early Enlightenment

Jon Parkin and Timothy Stanton (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780197265406
eISBN:
9780191760457
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265406.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This book examines the relationship between natural law and toleration during the Early Enlightenment. Modern discussion of tolerationist theories during this period can suggest that such ideas were ... More


The Metaphysical Unity of Natural Philosophy

Stephen Gaukroger

in The Collapse of Mechanism and the Rise of Sensibility: Science and the Shaping of Modernity, 1680-1760

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199594931
eISBN:
9780191595745
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199594931.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science, General

The chapter explores the collapse of mechanism and the competition between Newton's and Leibniz's non‐mechanistic models of physical explanation; the relation between Leibniz's metaphysics and his ... More


Symbolic Cognition from Leibniz to the 1760s: Theology, Aesthetics, and History

Avi Lifschitz

in Language and Enlightenment: The Berlin Debates of the Eighteenth Century

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199661664
eISBN:
9780191751653
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199661664.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Modern History, History of Ideas

This chapter explores a synchronic approach to the interrelations between language and mind, as expressed mainly by Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz and Christian Wolff. Leibniz's attempt to rehabilitate ... More


Repercussions

John T. Hamilton

in Security: Politics, Humanity, and the Philology of Care

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691157528
eISBN:
9781400846474
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691157528.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter considers Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz who devoted his philosophic and scientific career to harmonizing discordances and unifying disparities, calculating the otherwise incalculable and ... More


God is Good: The Harmony between Judaism and Enlightenment Philosophy

Michah Gottlieb

in Faith and Freedom: Moses Mendelssohn's Theological-Political Thought

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195398946
eISBN:
9780199894499
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195398946.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Judaism, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter explores Mendelssohn's early thought. While Frederick the Great's enlightened absolutism should have presented Jews with greater opportunities for social advancement and equal rights, ... More


The Metaphysical Origins of Kantianism

Christian Kerslake

in Immanence and the Vertigo of Philosophy: From Kant to Deleuze

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748635900
eISBN:
9780748671823
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748635900.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter reviews the origins of Immanuel Kant's ontology in rationalism. Gilles Deleuze's own synthesis of Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz and Kant revolves around the redevelopment of the suppressed ... More


The Construction of a New World Picture

Stephen Gaukroger

in The Collapse of Mechanism and the Rise of Sensibility: Science and the Shaping of Modernity, 1680-1760

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199594931
eISBN:
9780191595745
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199594931.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science, General

In the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries there was a concern to reconcile Christianity, the traditional humanistic disciplines, and natural philosophy. There are two principal ways in ... More


Leibniz – The Static Ontological and Logical Geneses

Sean Bowden

in The Priority of Events: Deleuze's Logic of Sense

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748643592
eISBN:
9780748652624
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748643592.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter examines the influence of Gottfried Leibniz on Gilles Deleuze's philosophy of event. It analyses how Deleuze took up Leibniz's philosophy and evaluates the role of compossibility and ... More


Leibniz on the Trinity and the Incarnation: Reason and Revelation in the Seventeenth Century

Maria Rosa Antognazza

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300100747
eISBN:
9780300144987
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300100747.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

Throughout his long intellectual life, Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz penned his reflections on Christian theology, yet this wealth of material has never been systematically gathered or studied. This book ... More


Descartes and Leibniz as Readers of Suárez: Theory of Distinctions and Principle of Individuation

Roger Ariew

in The Philosophy of Francisco Suárez

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199583645
eISBN:
9780191738456
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199583645.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This essay explores the reception and used of Suárez’s philosophy by two canonical early modern philosophers, René Descartes and Gottfried Leibniz. It is argued that Descartes’ theory of distinctions ... More


G. W. F. Leibniz

Daniel W. Smith

in Deleuze's Philosophical Lineage

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748632992
eISBN:
9780748652570
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748632992.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter analyses Gilles Deleuze's engagement with the philosophical thoughts of Gottfried Leibniz. It suggests that though having published a book-length study of Leibniz entitled The Fold: ... More


Leibniz and China

John Marenbon

in Pagans and Philosophers: The Problem of Paganism from Augustine to Leibniz

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691142555
eISBN:
9781400866359
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691142555.003.0016
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This epilogue discusses Leibniz's particular interest in China. Like his predecessors, Leibniz's preferred virtuous pagans were also ancient philosophers, but he was partial to those of China. ... More


The Extension of the State

Stuart Elden

in The Birth of Territory

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226202563
eISBN:
9780226041285
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226041285.003.0010
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

This chapter begins with a detailed discussion of some unjustly neglected thinkers of the early seventeenth century whose work was integral to thinking through the political and geographical legacy ... More


Compromises: Viviani, Auzout, Leibniz (1654–1704)

Maurice A. Finocchiaro

in Retrying Galileo, 1633-1992

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520242616
eISBN:
9780520941373
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520242616.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter investigates what might be called a third wave of reactions to Galileo's trial, covering the period between 1654 and 1704 and most significantly represented by the figures of Vincenzio ... More


Artisans and Their Philosophers: Leibniz and Hooke Coordinate Minds, Metal, and Wood

Matthew L. Jones

in Reckoning with Matter: Calculating Machines, Innovation, and Thinking About Thinking from Pascal to Babbage

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226411460
eISBN:
9780226411637
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226411637.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter investigates Leibniz’s relationship to skilled labor in the conception and creation of his calculating machines. It shows Robert Hooke and Leibniz working to organize and coordinate the ... More


Damaris Cudworth Masham (1659–1708)

Jacqueline Broad (ed.)

in Women Philosophers of Seventeenth-Century England: Selected Correspondence

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780190673321
eISBN:
9780190673369
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190673321.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter contains selected letters from the private correspondence of the moral philosopher Damaris Cudworth Masham. It includes some of Masham’s letters to and from her close friend John Locke, ... More


Preparing the Battlefield: Fighting For and Against Newton after 1715

in The Newton Wars and the Beginning of the French Enlightenment

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226749457
eISBN:
9780226749471
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226749471.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

In 1727, Bernard le Bovier de Fontenelle celebrated his appointment at forty years of age as the first-ever perpetual secretary of the Royal Academy of Sciences. During his first three decades as ... More


Elijah's Worldview

Eliyahu Stern

in The Genius

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300179309
eISBN:
9780300183221
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300179309.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

This chapter explains that Elijah ben Solomon's worldview bears both Jewish and Greek philosophical sources. It argues that his ideas took form in an era typified by an attempt by Gottfried Wilhelm ... More


The Halle Orphanage as Scientific Community: Observation, Eclecticism, and Pietism in the Early Enlightenment

Kelly Joan Whitmer

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226243771
eISBN:
9780226243801
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226243801.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Observing at the Orphanage uncovers the crucial contributions of Halle’s Orphanage to the broader scientific enterprise of the early eighteenth century. Founded by a group of German Lutherans known ... More


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