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    Leibnizian Bodies: Phenomena, Aggregates of Monads, or Both?Stephen Puryear - 2016 - The Leibniz Review 26:99-127.
    I propose a straightforward reconciliation of Leibniz’s conception of bodies as aggregates of simple substances (i.e., monads) with his doctrine that bodies are the phenomena of perceivers, without in the process saddling him with any equivocations. The reconciliation relies on the familiar idea that in Leibniz’s idiolect, an aggregate of Fs is that which immediately presupposes those Fs, or in other words, has those Fs as immediate requisites. But I take this idea in a new direction. I argue that a (...)
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  2. Negotium Irenicum: L’Union des Églises Protestantes Selon G. W. Leibniz Et D. E. Jablonski; Leibniz: Protestant Theologian. [REVIEW]Robert Merrihew Adams - 2016 - The Leibniz Review 26:215-224.
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    Leibniz’s Causal Theory of Time Revisited.Richard T. W. Arthur - 2016 - The Leibniz Review 26:151-178.
    Following the lead of Hans Reichenbach in the early twentieth century, many authors have attributed a causal theory of time to Leibniz. My exposition of Leibniz’s theory of time in a paper of 1985 has been interpreted as a version of such a causal theory, even though I was critical of the idea that Leibniz would have tried to reduce relations among monadic states to causal relations holding only among phenomena. Since that time previously unpublished texts by Leibniz have become (...)
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    Leibniz on the Ground of Moral Normativity and Obligation.Gregory Brown - 2016 - The Leibniz Review 26:11-62.
    My aim in this paper is to elucidate Leibniz’s account of moral normativity and the relation between motivation and obligation. I argue against the recent interpretation of Christopher Johns, according to which Leibniz’s moral theory is actually a deontological theory, having more in common with Kantian moral theory than with any form of consequentialism. I argue that for Leibniz reason is not itself the source of practical normativity and real obligation; the source of that is rather the agent’s desire for (...)
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  5. Lawful Fecundity and Incompossibility.Yual Chiek - 2016 - The Leibniz Review 26:129-149.
    Relying on an analogy Leibniz makes in On The Ultimate Origin of Things between God’s creation of substances and a tiling board game, Jeffrey McDonough argues that the challenge of the problem of incompossibility is finding the optimal balance of net-goodness and plenitude given certain existential constraints that God must respect. For McDonough the ordering that optimizes the greatest number of substances is the best of all possible worlds. In this paper I argue that McDonough’s solution cannot be an admissible (...)
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  6. The Collected Works of Spinoza, Vol. 2. [REVIEW]Douglas Alex - 2016 - The Leibniz Review 26:199-206.
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  7. Negotium Irenicum. L’Union des Églises Protestantes Selon G. W. Leibniz and D. E. Jablonski. [REVIEW]Mogens Lærke - 2016 - The Leibniz Review 26:207-213.
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    Infinite and Limited.Ohad Nachtomy - 2016 - The Leibniz Review 26:179-196.
    This paper develops some important observations from a recent article by Maria Rosa Antognazza published in The Leibniz Review 2015 under the title “The Hypercategorematic Infinite”, from which I take up the characterization of God, the most perfect Being, as infinite in a hypercategorematic sense, i.e., as a being beyond any determination. By contrast, creatures are determinate beings, and are thus limited and particular expressions of the divine essence. But since Leibniz takes both God and creatures to be infinite, creatures (...)
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  9. Geschichte des Kontinuumproblems or Notes on Fromondus’s Labyrinthus?Carla Rita Palmerino - 2016 - The Leibniz Review 26:63-98.
    In 1996, Manuel Luna Alcoba published a transcription of LH XXXVII, IV, 57 r°-58v°, a manuscript written by Leibniz after 1693 and containing historical and systematic reflections on the problem of the continuum. The present article aims to show that the manuscript, to which Luna Alcoba attributed the title Geschichte des Kontinuumproblems, consists mainly of excerpts from, paraphrases of, and comments on the Labyrinthus sive de compositione continui, a book by the Louvain philosopher and theologian Libert Froidmont to which Leibniz (...)
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  10. Why Do We Study Leibniz ?Cathereine Wilson - 2016 - The Leibniz Review 26:1-9.
    The question why Leibniz continues to fascinate and perplex us 300 years after his death is one I approach with both hesitation and enthusiasm. Rather than attempting a survey of currrent controversies in Leibniz scholarship, as useful and interesting as such a survey would be, I take the opportunity to explain the underlying basis of our interest in Leibniz.
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