Motion in Leibniz's Middle Years: A Compatibilist Approach

In the texts of the middle years (roughly, the 1680s and 90s), Leibniz appears to endorse two incompatible approaches to motion, one a realist approach, the other a phenomenalist approach. I argue that once we attend to certain nuances in his account we can see that in fact he has only one, coherent approach to motion during this period. I conclude by considering whether the view of motion I want to impute to Leibniz during his middle years ranks as a kind of realism or rather as some kind of phenomenalism or idealism.
Keywords Leibniz  motion  realism  phenomenalism  idealism  force  equivalence of hypotheses
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