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  1. Logic Through a Leibnizian Lens.Craig Warmke - 2019 - Philosophers' Imprint 19.
    Leibniz's conceptual containment theory says that singular propositions of the form a is F are true when the complete concept of being a contains the concept of being F. In this paper, I provide a new semantics for first-order logic built around this idea. The semantics resolves longstanding problems for Leibniz's theory and can represent, without possible worlds, both hyperintensional distinctions among properties and a certain kind of presumably impossible situation that standard approaches cannot represent. The semantics also captures the (...)
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  2. Leibniz’s Formal Theory of Contingency.Jeffrey McDonough & Zeynep Soysal - 2018 - History of Philosophy & Logical Analysis 21 (1):17-43.
    This essay argues that, with his much-maligned “infinite analysis” theory of contingency, Leibniz is onto something deep and important – a tangle of issues that wouldn’t be sorted out properly for centuries to come, and then only by some of the greatest minds of the twentieth century. The first two sections place Leibniz’s theory in its proper historical context and draw a distinction between Leibniz’s logical and meta-logical discoveries. The third section argues that Leibniz’s logical insights initially make his “infinite (...)
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  3. Does Leibniz Have Any Place in a History of Racism?John Harfouch - 2017 - Philosophy Today 61 (3):737-755.
    I claim that a genealogy of the philological racism known as ‘orientalism’ should include Leibniz as a founding figure. This argument is framed and motivated by recent publications that seek to exclude Leibniz from the history of race and racism by arguing that he insists on a linguistic, rather than ‘racial,’ schematic of human diversity. A survey of nineteenth-century race theory reveals that this distinction is not only specious, but these recent defenses only further implicate Leibniz in the linguistic tradition (...)
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  4. Necessity, a Leibnizian Thesis, and a Dialogical Semantics.Mohammad Shafiei - 2017 - South American Journal of Logic 3 (1):1-23.
    In this paper, an interpretation of "necessity", inspired by a Leibnizian idea and based on the method of dialogical logic, is introduced. The semantic rules corresponding to such an account of necessity are developed, and then some peculiarities, and some potential advantages, of the introduced dialogical explanation, in comparison with the customary explanation offered by the possible worlds semantics, are briefly discussed.
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  5. Leibniz on Primitive Concepts and Conceiving Reality.Peter Myrdal & Arto Repo - 2016 - In Hemmo Laiho & Arto Repo (eds.), DE NATURA RERUM - Scripta in honorem professoris Olli Koistinen sexagesimum annum complentis. Turku: University of Turku. pp. 148-166.
    In this paper, we consider what is commonly referred to as Leibniz’s argument for primitive concepts. After presenting and criticizing (in sections 1 and 2) one recent rather straightforward way of interpreting this argument, by Paul Lodge and Stephen Puryear, which takes the argument to be merely about the structure of concepts, we offer an alternative way of looking at the argument. We think it is best seen as being fundamentally about the relation between thought and reality. In order to (...)
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  6. Leibniz and Cryptography: An Account on the Occasion of the Initial Exhibition of the Reconstruction of Leibniz’s Cipher by Nicholas Rescher. [REVIEW]Philip Beeley - 2014 - The Leibniz Review 24:111-122.
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  7. Relations Linguistiques Et Mathématiques Chez LeibnizLinguistic and Mathematical Relations in Leibniz’s Philosophy.Marc Parmentier - 2014 - Methodos 14.
  8. Nicholas Rescher, Leibniz and Cryptography: An Account on the Occasion of the Initial Exhibition of the Reconstruction of Leibniz’s Cipher Machine. [REVIEW]Stephen Puryear - 2014 - Review of Metaphysics 67 (4):882-884.
    In Part 1 of this short book, Rescher provides an overview of the nature and source of Leibniz’s interest in the theory and practice of cryptanalysis, including his unsuccessful bid to secure an apprentice for John Wallis (1616-1703) with a view to perpetuating the Englishman’s remarkable deciphering abilities. In Part 2, perhaps the most interesting part of the book, Rescher offers his account of the inner workings of Leibniz’s cipher machine. Part 3 provides a brief pictorial history of such machines (...)
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  9. Russell’s Leibnizian Concept of Vagueness.Larry M. Jorgensen - 2011 - History of Philosophy Quarterly 28 (3):289-301.
    The account of vagueness Bertrand Russell provided in his 1923 paper, entitled simply “Vagueness” (see Russell [1923]1997), has been thought by some to be inconsistent. One main objection, raised by Timothy Williamson (1994), is that Russell’s attempt early in the paper to distinguish vagueness from generality is at odds with the definition of vagueness he presents later in the same paper. It is as if, as Williamson puts it, Russell “backslides” from his previous distinction (1994, 60), resulting in a conflation (...)
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  10. Subject and Certainty. Normative and Critical Principles of Leibniz’s Notion of Subject.Sergiy Seсundant - 2011 - Sententiae 24 (1):26-39.
  11. Linguistic Foundation of Leibnizian Project of Modernisation of the Country.Halina Święczkowska - 2011 - Studies in Logic, Grammar and Rhetoric 24 (37).
  12. Cristina Marras, Metaphora translata voce. [REVIEW]Sergio Volodia Marcello Cremaschi - 2010 - Rivista di Filosofia 101 (3):450-452.
    The theses in this book are: 1) the tension between the Leibnizian theory of the tropes and their use is resolved in a "pragmatic of discourse" that gives the metaphor a richer dimension than the theorized one, that is, that of "a mechanism capable of combining elements coming from different conceptual spaces into a new metaphorical conceptual space, 'shapeless' to which the metaphor itself provides an adequate language to describe and structure it"; 2) the role of metaphors is placed for (...)
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  13. Leibniz Über Toleranz Und Wahrheit.Ursula Goldenbaum - 2009 - In Erich Barke, Rolf Wernstedt & Herbert Breger (eds.), Leibniz Neu Denken. F. Steiner.
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  14. ""The Development of Leibniz"'s Considerations in John Yench"'s Project.Emanuel Kulczycki - 2009 - Studies in Logic, Grammar and Rhetoric 15 (28):211--220.
    The purpose of the article is to present John Yench’s a priori language as a continuation of Leibniz’s idea. Before I proceed to show the project of the Inter-Disciplinary International Reference Language, I would like to discuss the development of Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz’s view on artificial languages. I will try to show the evolution of Leibniz’s universal language: from its ideal conception to a tool which formalizes the whole of human knowledge. Also, I will show Leibniz’s influence on further ideas (...)
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  15. The Problem of Alloglossia . Leibniz on Spinoza's Innovative Use of Philosophical Language.Mogens Lærke - 2009 - British Journal for the History of Philosophy 17 (5):939 – 953.
  16. Conceptual Atomism, “Aporia Generis” and a Way Out for Leibniz and the Aristotelians: A Journal of Analytic Scholasticism.Lukáš Novák - 2009 - Studia Neoaristotelica 6 (1):15-49.
    Conceptual atomism is a doctrine deeply rooted in the tradition of western thought. It originated with Aristotle, was present in the entire Aristotelian tradition and came to its most pure expression in the work of Leibniz. However, ab initio this doctrine suffered from certain difficulty labelled traditionally “aporia generis”, namely the problem of how it is possible to reconcile the absolute simplicity of the primitive concepts with the existence of transcendental concepts, that is, concepts necessarily included in every concept. In (...)
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  17. Leibniz über Begriffe und ihr Verhältnis zu den Sinnen (Leibniz on Concepts and Their Relation to the Senses).Stephen Puryear - 2008 - In Dominik Perler & Markus Wild (eds.), Sehen und Begreifen: Wahrnehmungstheorien in der Frühen Neuzeit. de Gruyter. pp. 235-264.
    Despite holding that all concepts are strictly speaking innate, Leibniz attempts to accommodate the common belief that at least some concepts are adventitious by appealing to his theory of ideal action. The essential idea is that an innate concept can be considered adventitious, in a sense, just in case its ideal cause is to be found outside the mind of the one who possesses the concept. I explore this attempt at accommodation and argue that it fails. [See external link for (...)
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  18. Contingent Propositions and Leibniz's Analysis of Juridical Dispositions.Evelyn Vargas - 2008 - In Marcelo Dascal (ed.), Leibniz: What Kind of Rationalist? Springer. pp. 267--278.
  19. Wahrheitsbegriffe von Descartes bis Kant.Michael Albrecht - 2006 - In Jan Szaif & Markus Enders (eds.), Die Geschichte des Philosophischen Begriffs der Wahrheit. Walter de Gruyter. pp. 231--250.
  20. Le commentaire leibnizien du "De veris principiis" de Nizolius.Christian Leduc - 2006 - Studia Leibnitiana 38 (1):89 - 108.
    The Dissertatio praeliminaris is one of the early works of Leibniz in which he proposes an elaborate critique, while presenting his own principles. In accepting several points of Nizolius's philosophy, the young Leibniz tries moreover to defend theses which have constituted the basis of many of his later theories. Three major topics will be examined in this article. First, the question of definition, which is taken from a grammar point of view, where clarity is, in fact, the only criterion to (...)
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  21. La sémantique des déclarations concernant les items publics selon Leibniz.Daniel Schulthess - 2006 - In Herbert Breger, Jürgen Herbst & Sven Erdner (eds.), Einheit in der Vielheit: VIII. Internationaler Leibniz-Kongress, Hannover, 24, 29 Juli 2006. Hannover: G.W. Leibniz-Gesellschaft. pp. p. 945-950.
    The article deals with the issue of public items (objects, processes, events) in the philosophy of Leibniz. Starting from the famous passage of the Monadology which illustrates his conception of the substance by the image of a city perceived from different perspectives, the author shows how Leibniz conceives the public character of certain items, i.e. the reality of the phenomena that express them, not only in disagreement with the causal model, according to which public items would be the causal source (...)
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  22. Leibniz and the German Tradition of the Power of Language.Christia Mercer - 2005 - In D. Berlioz F. Nef (ed.), Leibniz et les puissances du langage. Vrin.
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  23. Leibniz's Argument for Primitive Concepts.Dennis Plaisted - 2003 - Journal of the History of Philosophy 41 (3):329-341.
    On its face, Leibniz's argument for primitive concepts seems to imply that unless we can analyze non-primitive concepts into their primitive constituents, we cannot grasp them. This implication, together with Leibniz's belief that we do conceive of some non-primitive concepts, entails that we can analyze some non-primitive concepts into their primitive components. However, Leibniz claims elsewhere that we are incapable of doing this. To resolve this inconsistency, I argue that, for Leibniz, grasping a concept is not an all-or-nothing affair; instead (...)
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  24. Categorical Propositions and Logica Inventiva in Leibniz's Dissertano de Arte Combinatoria (1666).Manuel Correia - 2002 - Studia Leibnitiana 34 (2):232 - 240.
    In seiner Dissertano de arte combinatoria entwickelt G. W. Leibniz eine Methode, um Prädikate von einem Subjekt und Subjekte zu einem Prädikat zu finden, und er stellt eine Formel auf, um deren Anzahl zu berechnen. Ich möchte im Folgenden erläutern, wie diese Methode funktioniert und warum sie sowohl einen Teil der, wie Leibniz es nennt, logica inventiva als auch eine direkte Folge seiner Variationslehre bildet, die den zentralen Teil seiner Dissertano ausmacht. Im letzten Abschnitt dieses Beitrages werde ich auf einige (...)
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  25. ¿Lenguaje racional o ciencia de las fórmu­las?Oscar Esquisabel - 2002 - Manuscrito 25 (2):147-197.
    In this paper is aproached the Leibnizian project for a General Characteristics. Intended as a instrument to help the limitations and deficiencies of the natural human reason, the General Characteristcs presents itself moreover as a tool for expanding the power of the human thought by adopting and generalizing the methods of the algebraic representation. This goal however entails a difficulty when it is attempted to define with accuracy the extent of the project. At first place appears the problematic relationships that (...)
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  26. Leibniz's Science of the Rational by Emily Grosholz; Elhanan Yakira. [REVIEW]J. A. Cover - 2001 - Isis 92 (1):180-181.
  27. Arresting Language: From Leibniz to Benjamin.Peter D. Fenves - 2001 - Stanford University Press.
    Speech act theory has taught us 'how to do things with words'. Arresting Language turns its attention in the opposite direction - toward the surprising things that language can undo and leave undone. In the eight essays of this volume, arresting language is seen as language at rest, words no longer in service to the project of establishing conventions or instituting legal regimes. Concentrating on both widely-known and seldom-read texts from a variety of philosophers, writers, and critics - from Leibniz (...)
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  28. Leibniz's Principle, Physics, and the Language of Physics.Elena Castellani & Peter Mittelstaedt - 2000 - Foundations of Physics 30 (10):1587-1604.
    This paper is concerned with the problem of the validity of Leibniz's principle of the identity of indiscernibles in physics. After briefly surveying how the question is currently discussed in recent literature and which is the actual meaning of the principle for what concerns physics, we address the question of the physical validity of Leibniz's principle in terms of the existence of a sufficient number of naming predicates in the formal language of physics. This approach allows us to obtain in (...)
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  29. A (Leibnizian) Theory of Concepts.Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz - 2000 - History of Philosophy & Logical Analysis 3:137.
  30. Leibniz on the Improvement of Language and Understanding.Hans Poser - 2000 - The Proceedings of the Twentieth World Congress of Philosophy 7:17-34.
    What I intend to show is that the Leibnizian language studies—the formal ones as well as those on natural languages—from his early plans for academies and language societies on up to his studies of etymology and to his interest in foreign languages and in logical, geometrical, arithmetical, and other formal calculi, has to be seen as an important contribution to the idea of enlightenment. Their importance was such that Christian Wolff was able to transform the Leibnizian ideas into the mighty (...)
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  31. A (Leibnizian) Theory of Concepts.Edward N. Zalta - 2000 - History of Philosophy & Logical Analysis 3:137-183.
    In this paper, the author develops a theory of concepts and shows that it captures many of the ideas about concepts that Leibniz expressed in his work. Concepts are first analyzed in terms of a precise background theory of abstract objects, and once concept summation and concept containment are defined, the axioms and theorems of Leibniz's calculus of concepts (in his logical papers) are derived. This analysis of concepts is then seamlessly connected with Leibniz's modal metaphysics of complete individual concepts. (...)
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  32. The Beginnings of Leibniz's Theory of Rhetoric-Jakob Thomasius' Teachings on Rhetoric and Melanchthon's Grammatical Legacy.G. Varani - 1999 - Studia Leibnitiana 31 (1):6-33.
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  33. Lingua Universalis V. Calculus Ratiocinator.O. Bradley Bassler - 1998 - Review of Metaphysics 52 (2):457-458.
  34. Lingua Universalis V. Calculus Ratiocinator: An Ultimate Presupposition of Twentieth-Century Philosophy. [REVIEW]O. Bradley Bassler - 1998 - Review of Metaphysics 52 (2):457-458.
    The second volume of Jaakko Hintikka’s selected papers brings together essays from the decade 1986–96 concerning an often tacit distinction between “two competing overall views concerning our relationship to our language”. The first of these Hintikka characterizes as the view of language as lingua universalis, a single universal medium of communication; the second view, of language as calculus ratiocinator, is not meant to indicate that language is a “mere play with symbols” but rather that language “can be re interpreted like (...)
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  35. Worte Und Werte Geld Und Sprache Bei Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz, Johann Georg Hamann Und Adam Mèuller.Eric Achermann - 1997
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  36. Sur deux types de rapport entre sujets et prédicats dans la philosophie leibnizienne.J. -G. Rossi - 1997 - Studia Leibnitiana 29 (1):103-111.
    There are two accounts of the relation between subject and predicate in Leibniz's writings. The former, which appears in De arte combinatoria, is based on an interpretation of this relation in terms of sum and parts and can be viewed as an anticipation of mereology. The latter, which operates after 1686, is based on an interpretation of this relation in terms of inherence. Metaphysical reasons, linked with the discovery of infinitesimal calculus, explain this shift.
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  37. Two Accounts on the Relation Between Subject and Predicate in Leibniz's Philosophy.J. G. Rossi - 1997 - Studia Leibnitiana 29 (1):103-111.
  38. Semiótica de la Ciencia Leibniz y Wittgenstein.Javier Echeverría - 1995
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  39. H. ISHIGURO "Leibniz's Philosophy of Logic and Language". [REVIEW]D. Rutherford - 1994 - History and Philosophy of Logic 15 (1):127.
  40. Hide Ishiguro., Leibniz's Philosophy of Logic and Language. [REVIEW]Catherine Wilson - 1994 - International Studies in Philosophy 26 (2):128-129.
  41. Hide Ishiguro., Leibniz's Philosophy of Logic and Language, 2nd Ed.Catherine Wilson - 1994 - International Studies in Philosophy 26 (2):128-129.
  42. Leibniz's Adamic Language of Thought.Michael Losonsky - 1992 - Journal of the History of Philosophy 30 (4):523-643.
  43. The Philosophy of Leibniz: Metaphysics & Language. [REVIEW]Jeffrey Tlumak - 1992 - The Leibniz Review 2:12-17.
    Mates’ book has already been widely read and justly praised. It is full of clear, interesting arguments on most of the topics which engage contemporary readers of Leibniz, expertly and extensively marshalls texts, and includes a short but unusually good biography and outline of Leibniz’s system. Since I write here for an unusually well-informed and well-motivate audience, I allow myself compressed formulations of controversial arguments, antecedently acknowledging need for elaboration. I focus on a cluster of interconnected, central concerns: the nature (...)
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  44. Leibniz-Frege, ¿utopías de la razón conceptual?Javier de Lorenzo - 1991 - Theoria: Revista de Teoría, Historia y Fundamentos de la Ciencia 6 (1-2):97-114.
    The dream of Leibniz and that of Frege, to create a lingua characteristica in order to demonstrate conceptual thought, incorporates in a wider process, the division and tension between the distinct Spheres which the human sub-species have been creating. Spheres which remain hidden by natural language, essentially spoken language. For the creation and demonstration of the Conceptual Sphere the establishing of a language of characteres has become indispensable, essentially written language. Is a consequence a tension is established between Natural language-Formal (...)
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  45. Leibniz on Privative and Primitive Terms.Wolfgang Lenzen - 1991 - Theoria: Revista de Teoría, Historia y Fundamentos de la Ciencia 6 (1-2):83-96.
    We first present an edition of the manuscript LH VII, B 2, 39 in which Leibniz develops a new formalism in order to give rigorous definitions of positive, of privative, and of primitive terms.This formalism involves a symbolic treatment of conceptual quantification which differs quite considerably from Leibniz’s “standard” theory of “indefinite concepts” as developed, e.g., in the “General Inquirles” In the subsequent commentary we give an interpretation and a critical evaluation of Leibniz’s symbolic apparatus. It turns out that the (...)
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  46. "Leibniz: Langauge, Signs and Thought" by Marcelo Dascal. [REVIEW]Mark A. Kulstad - 1990 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 50 (4):849.
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  47. A Systematical Approach to Leibniz's Theory of Relations and Relational Sentences.Massimo Mugnai - 1990 - Topoi 9 (1):61-81.
  48. Comparative Lines Between Leibniz's Theory of Language and Spinoza's Reflexion on Language Themes in Spinoza and Leibniz.Olga Pombo - 1990 - Studia Spinozana: An International and Interdisciplinary Series 6:147-178.
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  49. Comparative Lines Between Leibniz's Theory of Language and Spinoza's Reflexion of Language Themes.Olga Pombo - 1990 - Studia Spinozana: An International and Interdisciplinary Series 6:147.
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  50. Leibniz: Language, Signs and Thought. A Collection of Essays.M. Dascal - 1989 - Tijdschrift Voor Filosofie 51 (2):342-343.
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