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Identity in Physics: A Historical, Philosophical, and Formal Analysis

Steven French and Décio Krause

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780199278244
eISBN:
9780191603952
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199278245.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

Drawing on philosophical accounts of identity and individuality, as well as the histories of both classical and quantum physics, this book explores two alternative metaphysical approaches to quantum ... More


Rationalism, Platonism and God: A Symposium on Early Modern Philosophy

Michael Ayers (ed.)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264201
eISBN:
9780191734670
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264201.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This book comprises three main chapters on Descartes, Spinoza and Leibniz, with extensive responses. It explores the common ground of the great early-modern rationalist theories, and provides an ... More


Matter Matters: Metaphysics and Methodology in the Early Modern Period

Kurt Smith

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199583652
eISBN:
9780191723155
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199583652.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Why is there a material world? Why is it fundamentally mathematical? This book explores a seventeenth‐century answer to these questions as it emerged from the works of Descartes and Leibniz. What we ... More


Leibniz: Nature and Freedom

Donald Rutherford and J. A. Cover (eds)

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780195143744
eISBN:
9780199835317
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195143744.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This book presents 12 essays that illustrate the current state of scholarship on Leibniz’s metaphysics. Essays 1 and 2 tackle the different aspects of one of the main topics of Leibniz’s metaphysics ... More


Learning from Six Philosophers Volume 2

Jonathan Bennett

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198250920
eISBN:
9780191597060
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198250924.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This book presents and analyses the most important parts of the philosophical works of Descartes, Spinoza, Leibniz, Locke, Berkeley, and Hume. Volume 1: the shift from Aristotelian to Cartesian ... More


New Essays on the Rationalists

Rocco J. Gennaro and Charles Huenemann (eds)

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195165418
eISBN:
9780199868285
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195165411.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This anthology presents recent writings on Descartes, Spinoza, and Leibniz. All of the essays were written especially for this volume, and many of them grew out of a 1995 NEH summer seminar on the ... More


Kantian Humility: Our Ignorance of Things in Themselves

Rae Langton

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199243174
eISBN:
9780191597909
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199243174.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This book offers a new interpretation and defence of Kant's doctrine of things in themselves. Kant distinguishes things in themselves from phenomena, and in doing so he makes a metaphysical ... More


Learning from Six Philosophers Volume 1

Jonathan Bennett

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198250913
eISBN:
9780191597053
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198250916.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This book presents and analyses the most important parts of the philosophical works of Descartes, Spinoza, Leibniz, Locke, Berkeley, and Hume. Volume 1: the shift from Aristotelian to Cartesian ... More


The Light of the Soul: Theories of Ideas in Leibniz, Malebranche, and Descartes

Nicholas Jolley

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198238195
eISBN:
9780191597824
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198238193.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

The concept of an idea plays a central role in seventeenth‐century theories of mind and knowledge. However, philosophers of the period were seriously divided over the nature of ideas. The Light of ... More


The Philosophy of the Young Kant: The Precritical Project

Martin Schönfeld

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780195132182
eISBN:
9780199786336
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195132181.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

The Philosophy of the Young Kant: The Precritical Project is a study of Kant’s early writings and their context. Although Kant’s career spanned more than half a century-from the first ... More


o n e The Vis Viva Debate Kant's Starting Point

Martin Schönfeld

in The Philosophy of the Young Kant: The Precritical Project

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780195132182
eISBN:
9780199786336
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195132181.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter explores the context of Kant’s first and original puzzle: what actually is force? It is an account of the debate over kinetic energy (Leibniz’s “living force” or vis viva) and the ... More


t w o The True Estimation of Living Forces Kant's Theory of Dynamics

Martin Schöneld

in The Philosophy of the Young Kant: The Precritical Project

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780195132182
eISBN:
9780199786336
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195132181.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter explores the text and contentions of Kant’s first book, Thoughts on the True Estimation of Living Forces (1747). Section 1 describes how Kant’s debut turned into a debacle. Section 2 ... More


s i x The New Elucidation The Struggle for Freedom

Martin Schöneld

in The Philosophy of the Young Kant: The Precritical Project

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780195132182
eISBN:
9780199786336
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195132181.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter explores Kant’s doctoral dissertation, New Elucidation of the First Principles of Metaphysical Cognition (1755). Section 1 examines the context of the thesis and Kant’s monist contention ... More


s e v e n The Physical Monadology and theElements of Nature

Martin Schöneld

in The Philosophy of the Young Kant: The Precritical Project

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780195132182
eISBN:
9780199786336
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195132181.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter explores Kant’s professorial thesis, The Joint Use of Metaphysics and Geometry in Natural Philosophy, the First Example of Which Contains the Physical Monadology (1756). Section 1 ... 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 Principle of Individuation

Jacqueline Mariña

in Transformation of the Self in the thought of Schleiermacher

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199206377
eISBN:
9780191709753
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199206377.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter examines the grounds for the younger Schleiermacher's claim in Spinozism that there are no genuine individuals. Making extensive use of Kant's philosophy, Schleiermacher defends ... More


The World is the Mirror of the Self

Jacqueline Mariña

in Transformation of the Self in the thought of Schleiermacher

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199206377
eISBN:
9780191709753
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199206377.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter examines Schleiermacher's Monologen in the context of his 1797-8 study of Leibniz's philosophy. It provides an analysis of his understanding of the self in its relation to God and of the ... More


Leibniz’s Doctrine of Toleration: Philosophical, Theological, and Pragmatic Reasons

Maria Rosa Antognazza

in Natural Law and Toleration in the Early Enlightenment

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780197265406
eISBN:
9780191760457
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265406.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz is not usually regarded as a thinker who had a substantive theory of toleration. This chapter pieces together the scattered evidence to suggest otherwise. It is argued that ... 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


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


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