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Leibniz and the English-Speaking World

  • Pauline Phemister
  • Stuart Brown

Part of the The New Synthese Historical Library book series (SYNL, volume 62)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XV
  2. Stuart Brown, Pauline Phemister
    Pages 1-18
  3. George MacDonald Ross
    Pages 19-33
  4. Catherine Wilson
    Pages 35-50
  5. Philip Beeley
    Pages 63-81
  6. Stuart Brown
    Pages 83-93
  7. Justin E. H. Smith, Pauline Phemister
    Pages 95-110
  8. Martha Brandt Bolton
    Pages 111-132
  9. Stephen H. Daniel
    Pages 163-180
  10. Evelyn Vargas
    Pages 181-193
  11. Ohad Nachtomy
    Pages 207-218
  12. Robert J. Mulvaney
    Pages 219-230
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 231-246

About this book


These essays comprise a first attempt to assess overall the attention awarded to Leibniz’s philosophy in the English-speaking world in his own time and up to the present day.

In addition to an introductory overview there are fourteen original and previously unpublished essays considering Leibniz’s connections with his English-speaking contemporaries and near contemporaries as well as the later reception of his thought in Anglo-American philosophy. Some of the papers shed new light on familiar topics, including the influence of Hobbes on Leibniz, his relations with Locke and the well-publicised controversy with Samuel Clarke. Others chart less familiar territory, including Leibniz’s connections with Boyle and Berkeley, Wilkins and Dalgarno. And others still break new ground in considering Leibniz’s connections with John Wallis and Margaret Cavendish. There are four concluding papers on the later reception of Leibniz’s philosophy in the English-speaking world, including two on Bertrand Russell and Leibniz, and two on the reception of Leibniz by American philosophers, Peirce and Loemker.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Pauline Phemister
    • 1
  • Stuart Brown
    • 2
  1. 1.University of EdinburghEdinburghUK
  2. 2.The Open UniversityMilton KeynesUK

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