Leibniz’s Reputation: The Fontenelle Tradition

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There is a temptation to think of philosophical systems as Platonic ideals, which exist in a realm outside of history. But be that as it may, philosophers exist at a time and in a place and are read and commented on by other creatures who are equally time bound. In this chapter, I would like to capture something of the peculiarity of how Leibniz was understood and regarded by his contemporaries and by those who lived in the century that followed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationInsiders and Outsiders in Seventeenth-Century Philosophy
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)9781135227524
ISBN (Print)9780415806091
StatePublished - Jan 1 2009

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Arts and Humanities


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