The Practice of Reason

Leibniz and his Controversies

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Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz (1646-1716) dedicated much of his life to some of the most central debates of his time. For him, our chance of progress towards the happiness of mankind lies in the capacity to recognize the value of the different perspectives through which humans approach the world. Controversies supply the opportunity to exercise this capacity by approaching the opponent not as an adversary but as someone from whose point of view we can enrich our own viewpoint and improve our knowledge.

This approach inspired the creation of this series. The book – the first in the series devoted to Leibniz – presents his views through actual controversies in which he participated, in several domains. Leibniz’s original ‘theory of controversies’ thus appears not only as what the thinker thinks about how one should use reason in a controversy, but also how he puts in practice the kind of rationality he preaches.

[Controversies, 7]  2010.  xvi, 359 pp.
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Table of Contents
Foreword
vii–x
Abbreviations
xi
Contributors
xiii–xvi
1. The principle of continuity and the ‘paradox’ of Leibnizian mathematics
Michel Serfati
1–32
2. Geometrization or mathematization: Christiaan Huygens’s critiques of infinitesimal analysis in his correspondence with Leibniz
Fabien Chareix
33–49
3. Leibniz and the vis viva controversy
Idan Shimony
51–73
4. The controversy between Leibniz and Papin: From the public debate to the correspondence
Anne-Lise Rey
75–100
5. Leibniz vs. Stahl: A controversy well beyond medicine and chemistry
Sarah Carvallo
101–136
6. Leibniz’s conciliatory approaches in scientific controversies
Marcelo Dascal † and Erez Firt
137–167
7. Leibniz vs. Lamy: How does confused perception unite soul and body?
Andreas Blank
169–186
8. Leibniz vs. Foucher: Is there anything wrong with the Système Nouveau?
Marta Mendonça
187–221
9. Quantification of natural and positive laws: How to organize privileges?
Pol Boucher
223–243
10. Leibniz’s critique of Pufendorf: A dispute in the eve of the Enlightenment
Detlef Döring
245–272
11. Leibniz vs. Jablonski: An intestine struggle on uniting the Protestant camp
Hartmut Rudolph
273–295
12. The golden rule: Aspects of Leibniz’s method for religious controversy
Mogens Lærke
297–319
13. Leibniz vs. Bossuet: Which reasons for Irenicism?
Christiane Frémont
321–344
Name index
345–347
Subject index
349–359
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Priarolo, Mariangela
2016. The Consequences of Error: Leibniz and Toleration. RIVISTA DI STORIA DELLA FILOSOFIA :4  pp. 745 ff. Crossref logo
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Subjects

Philosophy

Philosophy
BIC Subject: HPK – Philosophy: epistemology & theory of knowledge
BISAC Subject: PHI004000 – PHILOSOPHY / Epistemology
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2009046129