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    Monads at the Bottom, Monads at the Top, Monads All Over.Ohad Nachtomy - 2018 - British Journal for the History of Philosophy 26 (1):197-207.
    This paper examines a widely accepted reading of monads as the most fundamental elements of reality. Garber [Leibniz – Body, Substance, Monad, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009] argues that simple monads – seen as mind-like atoms without parts and extension – replace the corporeal substance of Leibniz’s middle period. Phemister [Leibniz and the Natural World – Activity, Passivity and Corporeal Substances in Leibniz’s Philosophy, Dordrecht: Springer, 2005] argues that monads figure also at the top as complete corporeal substances. Building on (...)
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    Spinoza's Rethinking of Activity: From the Short Treatise to the Ethics.Andrea Sangiacomo & Ohad Nachtomy - 2018 - Southern Journal of Philosophy 56 (1):101-126.
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    Spinoza's Rethinking of Activity: From the Short Treatise to the Ethics.Andrea Sangiacomo & Ohad Nachtomy - 2018 - Southern Journal of Philosophy 56 (1):101-126.
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    Leibniz on the Greatest Number and the Greatest Being.Ohad Nachtomy - 2005 - The Leibniz Review 15:49-66.
    In notes from 1675-76 Leibniz is using the notion of an infinite number as an illustration of an impossible notion. In the same notes, he is also using this notion in contrast to the possibility of the ‘Ens perfectissumum’ (A.6.3 572; Pk 91; A.6.3 325). I suggest that Leibniz’s concern about the possibility of the notion of ‘the greatest or the most perfect being’ is partly motivated by his observation that similar notions, such as ‘the greatest number’, are impossible. This (...)
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    Leibniz on Nested Individuals.Ohad Nachtomy - 2007 - British Journal for the History of Philosophy 15 (4):709 – 728.
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    Gene Expression and the Concept of the Phenotype.Ohad Nachtomy, Ayelet Shavit & Zohar Yakhini - 2007 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C 38 (1):238-254.
    While the definition of the ‘genotype’ has undergone dramatic changes in the transition from classical to molecular genetics, the definition of the ‘phenotype’ has remained for a long time within the classical framework. In addition, while the notion of the genotype has received significant attention from philosophers of biology, the notion of the phenotype has not. Recent developments in the technology of measuring gene-expression levels have made it possible to conceive of phenotypic traits in terms of levels of gene expression. (...)
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    A Tale of Two Thinkers, One Meeting, and Three Degrees of Infinity: Leibniz and Spinoza (1675–8).Ohad Nachtomy - 2011 - British Journal for the History of Philosophy 19 (5):935-961.
    The article presents Leibniz's preoccupation (in 1675?6) with the difference between the notion of infinite number, which he regards as impossible, and that of the infinite being, which he regards as possible. I call this issue ?Leibniz's Problem? and examine Spinoza's solution to a similar problem that arises in the context of his philosophy. ?Spinoza's solution? is expounded in his letter on the infinite (Ep.12), which Leibniz read and annotated in April 1676. The gist of Spinoza's solution is to distinguish (...)
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    The Leibniz–Stahl Controversy.Ohad Nachtomy - 2017 - The Leibniz Review 27:173-182.
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    Individuals, Worlds, and Relations.Ohad Nachtomy - 2001 - The Leibniz Review 11:117-124.
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    Leibniz and Kant on Possibility and Existence.Ohad Nachtomy - 2012 - British Journal for the History of Philosophy 20 (5):953-972.
    This paper examines the Leibnizian background to Kant's critique of the ontological argument. I present Kant's claim that existence is not a real predicate, already formulated in his pre-critical essay of 1673, as a generalization of Leibniz's reasoning regarding the existence of created things. The first section studies Leibniz's equivocations on the notion of existence and shows that he employs two distinct notions of existence ? one for God and another for created substances. The second section examines Kant's position in (...)
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    Remarks on Possibilia in Leibniz, 1672-1676.Ohad Nachtomy - 2008 - The Leibniz Review 18:249-257.
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    On Oneness and Substance in Leibniz’s Middle Years.Ohad Nachtomy & Tamar Levanon - 2014 - The Leibniz Review 24:69-91.
    We argue in this paper that Leibniz’s characterization of a substance as “un être” in his correspondence with Arnauld stresses the per se unity of substance rather than oneness in number. We employ two central lines of reasoning. The first is a response to Mogens Lærke’s claim that one can mark the difference between Spinoza and Leibniz by observing that, while Spinoza’s notion of substance is essentially non-numerical, Leibniz’s view of substance is numerical. We argue that Leibniz, like Spinoza, qualifies (...)
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    Real Alternatives.Ohad Nachtomy - 2002 - The Leibniz Review 12:89-97.
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    Leibniz's Rationality: Divine Intelligibility and Human Intelligibility.Ohad Nachtomy - 2008 - In Marcelo Dascal (ed.), Leibniz: What Kind of Rationalist? Springer. pp. 73--82.
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    Gene Expression and the Concept of the Phenotype.Ohad Nachtomy, Ayelet Shavit & Zohar Yakhini - 2005 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences 38 (1):238-254.
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    Reply to Stefano Di Bella.Ohad Nachtomy - 2008 - The Leibniz Review 18:151-156.
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    Leibniz on Possible Individuals.Ohad Nachtomy - 2002 - Studia Leibnitiana 34 (1):31 - 58.
    Während Leibniz' Vorstellung eines vollständigen Begriffs viel Beachtung fand, blieb die Frage seiner Begründung im Verstand Gottes eher unbeachtet. In diesem Aufsatz versuche ich auf diese Frage einzugehen, indem ich den Zeitraum (ungefähr 1672-1679), in dem Leibniz die Vorstellung eines vollständigen Begriffs als eine explizite Definition eines Individuums entwickelte, näher untersuche. Meine Darstellung über die Begründung des individuellen Begriffs im Verstand Gottes beinhaltet drei Thesen: (1) Leibniz sieht einen inneren Zusammenhang zwischen der Bildung einfacher Begriffe zu zusammengesetzten Begriffen und der (...)
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    Nicolas de Cues Et G.W. Leibniz: Infini, Expression Et Singularité.Ohad Nachtomy - 2012 - The Leibniz Review 22:167-173.
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    Leibniz by Richard T. W. Arthur. [REVIEW]Ohad Nachtomy - 2014 - The Leibniz Review 24:123-130.
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    Leibniz, Calvino, Possible Worlds and Possible Cities, Philosophy and Fiction.Ohad Nachtomy - 2016 - Journal of Early Modern Studies 5 (2):53-79.
    Italo Calvino’s Invisible Cities presents a wide array of possible cities—cities whose composition turns on a productive ambiguity of their being described or invented by Marco Polo in his conversations with Kublai Khan. Implicit in this book is also a theory about how all possible cities are composed. The method turns on decomposing a city down to its basic elements and recomposing it in different ways through the imagination. I argue that there is a close affinity between Calvino’s theory of (...)
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  21. The Individual's Place in the Logical Space: Leibniz on Possible Individuals and Their Relations.Ohad Nachtomy - 1998 - Studia Leibnitiana 30 (2):161-177.
    La communication qui suit porte sur le concept de relation tel que le définit Leibniz dans sa correspondance avec Arnauld. La première partie présente trois des présupposés impliqués dans ce concept, à savoir 1) qu'il y a des relations entre des individus possibles, 2) que ces relations sont nécessaires à la notion de mondes possibles et 3) qu'elles sont également nécessaires pour compléter l'individuation des individus possibles. Dans la deuxième partie, on verra que le premier présupposé semble entrer en conflit (...)
     
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    Pauline Phemister, Leibniz and the Natural World.Ohad Nachtomy - 2006 - Chromatikon: Annales de la Philosophie En Procès / Yearbook of Philosophy in Process 2:255-260.
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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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    Remarks on Possibilia in Leibniz, 1672-1676: Quod Non Omnia Possibilia Ad Intelligentiam Perveniant?Ohad Nachtomy - 2008 - The Leibniz Review 18:249-257.
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    Individuals, Worlds, and Relations: A Discussion of Catherine Wilson’s “Plenitude and Compossibility in Leibniz”.Ohad Nachtomy - 2001 - The Leibniz Review 11:117-124.
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    It Takes Two to Tango: Genotyping and Phenotyping in Genome-Wide Association Studies.Ohad Nachtomy, Yaron Ramati, Ayelet Shavit & Zohar Yakhini - 2009 - Biological Theory 4 (3):294-301.
    In this article we examine the “phenotype” concept in light of recent technological advances in Genome-Wide Association Studies . By observing the technology and its presuppositions, we put forward the thesis that at least in this case genotype and phenotype are effectively coidentifled one by means of the other. We suggest that the coidentiflcation of genotype-phenotype couples in expression-based GWAS also indicates a conceptual dependence, which we call “co-deñnition.” We note that viewing these terms as codeflned runs against possible expectations, (...)
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    Leibniz and Russell.Ohad Nachtomy - 2007 - In P. Phemister & S. Brown (eds.), Leibniz and the English-Speaking World. Springer. pp. 207--218.
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    Leibniz Lecteur de Spinoza. La Genése d'Une Opposition Complexe.Ohad Nachtomy - 2010 - British Journal for the History of Philosophy 18 (3):521-524.
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    Leibniz on Infinite Beings and Non-Beings.Ohad Nachtomy - 2011 - In Smith Justin & Fraenkel Carlos (eds.), The Rationalists. Springer/Synthese. pp. 183--199.
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    Philosophical Religions From Plato to Spinoza: Reason, Religion, and Autonomy.Ohad Nachtomy - 2015 - British Journal for the History of Philosophy 23 (1):193-196.
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    Review of Mark Kulstad, Mogens Laerke, David Snyder (Eds.), The Philosophy of the Young Leibniz[REVIEW]Ohad Nachtomy - 2010 - Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews 2010 (5).
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    Individuals, Worlds, and Relations.Ohad Nachtomy - 2001 - The Leibniz Review 11:117-124.
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    Nicolas de Cues Et G.W. Leibniz: Infini, Expression Et Singularité. [REVIEW]Ohad Nachtomy - 2012 - The Leibniz Review 22:167-173.
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    Real Alternatives: Leibniz’s Metaphysics of Choice. [REVIEW]Ohad Nachtomy - 2002 - The Leibniz Review 12:89-97.
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    Leibniz et l’individualité organique by Jeanne Roland.Ohad Nachtomy - 2014 - Journal of the History of Philosophy 52 (2):378-379.
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  36. A Leibnizian Approach to Possibility.Ohad Nachtomy - 1998 - Dissertation, Columbia University
    This work develops a Leibnizian approach to possibility by explicating the notions of possibility in general, in chapter 1; possible individuals in chapter 2; possible worlds in chapter 3; and actualization in chapter 4. ;A Leibnizian notion of possibility is characterized against the traditional view of an intelligible realm of thoughts in God's mind. It is understood in terms of self-consistent thoughts and is developed by explicating the notions of thought and of possibility in terms of the combinatorial structure common (...)
     
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  37. Leibniz and the Logic of Life.Ohad Nachtomy - 2009 - Studia Leibnitiana 41 (1):1-21.
     
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    The Life Sciences in Early Modern Philosophy.Ohad Nachtomy & Justin E. H. Smith (eds.) - 2014 - Oup Usa.
    This volume explores the intersection between early modern philosophy and the life sciences by presenting the contributions of important but often neglected figures such as Cudworth, Grew, Glisson, Hieronymus Fabricius, Stahl, Gallego, Hartsoeker, and More, as well as familiar figures such as Descartes, Spinoza, Leibniz, Malebranche, and Kant.
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  39. Machines of Nature and Corporeal Substances in Leibniz.J. E. H. Smith & Ohad Nachtomy (eds.) - 2011 - Springer.
     
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