The 'Properties' of Leibnizian Space: Whither Relationism?

Intellectual History Review 22 (1):107-129 (2012)
Abstract
This essay examines the metaphysical foundation of Leibniz’s theory of space against the backdrop of the subtantivalism/relationism debate and at the ontological level of material bodies and properties. As will be demonstrated, the details of Leibniz’ theory defy a straightforward categorization employing the standard relationism often attributed to his views. Rather, a more careful analysis of his metaphysical doctrines related to bodies and space will reveal the importance of a host of concepts, such as the foundational role of God, the holism of both geometry and the material world’s interconnections, and the viability and adequacy of a property theory in characterizing his natural philosophy of space.
Keywords Leibniz  space  relationism  property
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DOI 10.1080/17496977.2011.636932
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