“Leibniz’s Fairy Tale,” Chapter 1 of Roger Woodhouse’s Starting with Leibniz

Roger Woolhouse presents an overview of Leibniz’s later philosophy in his first chapter, “Leibniz’s Fairy Tale,” of Starting with Leibniz.[1]  The title of the chapter comes from Bertrand Russell’s comments […]

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Four Themes in Leibniz’s Disputatio Metaphysica de Principio Individui (1663): Cover and O’Leary-Hawthorne’s Substance and Individuation in Leibniz, Chapter 1 §3.1

In §3 of Chapter 1 of their Substance and Individuation in Leibniz, Cover and O’Leary-Hawthorne provide us with a brief overview of the early Leibniz of the Metaphysical Disputations of […]

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The Blueprint Approach to Individuation: Cover and O’Leary-Hawthorne’s, Substance and Individuation in Leibniz, Chapter 1, §1.1

In Chapter 1, “Leibniz and the problem of individuation: the historical and philosophical context,” of their book, Substance and Individuation in Leibniz, J.A. Cover and John O’Leary-Hawthorne provide a historical introduction to […]

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