Archive for the Leibniz category

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 […]

Dascal on Leibniz, epistemology & intellectual cooperation

I began this post on August 12, 2008 with these references. In lieu of reviewing this fascinating subject matter now, here is the bibliography: Dascal, Marcelo. Leibniz and Epistemological Diversity. In A. Lamarra and R. Palaia (eds.), Unita e Molteplicita nel Pensiero Filosofico e Scientifico di Leibniz (Simposio Internazionale Roma, October 1996). Roma: Leo S. […]

Leibniz & ‘soft reason’ – M. Dascal

Dascal, Marcelo. Nihil sine ratione -> Blandior ratio (‘Nothing without a reason -> A softer reason’). In H. Poser (ed.), Nihil sine ratione (Proceedings of the VII. Internationaler Leibniz-Kongress). Berlin, 2001, Volume I, pages 276-280. The main thesis of this paper is that Leibniz’s encompassing rationalism, as expressed by the Principle of Sufficient Reason (as […]

Spinoza’s Semantics

Jongeneelen, Gerrit H. “Semantic Change and the Semantics of Spinozism,” Lexicon Philosophicum 11 (2001): 111-128. This article explores Spinoza’s philosophy of language, puts it into the context of the linguistic thought of his time as well as Dutch linguistic usage, and raises the question of Spinoza’s relation to semantic revolution. In addition, this article is […]