Archive for December, 2011

Chinese philosophy: Hall & Ames at it again

I began this post a few months ago, which since languished as an abandoned draft.  All that was there was: The nauseation continues, this time in a major reference tool, the Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy, to wit: Chinese philosophy by David L. Hall and Roger T. Ames This site no longer exists. The Wayback […]

Leibniz’ Spinoza anxiety revisited

I blogged on this subject before: Leibniz (entry in old blog) . . . in reference to this book written for a popular audience: Stewart, Matthew. The Courtier and the Heretic: Leibniz, Spinoza, and the Fate of God in the Modern World. New York: Norton, 2006. Stewart highlights Leibniz’ fascination with Spinoza and the decisive challenge […]