The Leibniz Clarke Correspondence

The Leibniz Clarke Correspondence

In 1715 the German philosopher Leibniz warned his friend the Princess of Wales of the dangers posed to religion by Newton's ideas. This book presents extracts from Leibniz's letters to Newtonian scientist Samuel Clarke.

Author: Gottfried Wilhelm von Leibniz

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 0719006694

Category: Philosophy

Page: 200

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In 1715 the German philosopher Leibniz warned his friend the Princess of Wales of the dangers posed to religion by Newton's ideas. This book presents extracts from Leibniz's letters to Newtonian scientist Samuel Clarke.
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The Leibniz Clarke Correspondence

The Leibniz Clarke Correspondence

Author: Gottfried Wilhelm Freiherr von Leibniz

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:1068560712

Category: Philosophers

Page: 200

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Correspondence

Correspondence

After Leibniz's death in 1716, Clarke published an edition of their philosophical correspondence--a wide-ranging discussion of the nature of God, human souls, free will and indifference of choice, space and time, the vacuum, miracles, and ...

Author: Gottfried Wilhelm Freiherr von Leibniz

Publisher: Hackett Publishing

ISBN: 087220524X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 110

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After Leibniz's death in 1716, Clarke published an edition of their philosophical correspondence--a wide-ranging discussion of the nature of God, human souls, free will and indifference of choice, space and time, the vacuum, miracles, and matter and force. Clarke included his own letters, his translations of Leibniz's letters, and some translated passages from Leibniz's French and Latin works that helped to illuminate their exchanges.
Categories: Philosophy

Leibniz Clarke

Leibniz   Clarke

The correspondence between Leibniz and Samuel Clarke (1715-??) was probably the most famous and influential philosophical exchange of the eighteenth century.

Author: Ezio Vailati

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780195113990

Category: Philosophy

Page: 250

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This book is the first to offer a comprehensive overview and commentary on the Leibniz-Clarke correspondence, a fascinating and hugely influential exchange involving disputes in physics, theology, and metaphysics.
Categories: Philosophy

Time Eternity

Time   Eternity

Alexander, ed., The Leibniz-Clarke Correspondence, 22 C ii, sec. 6 and 7 (my
emphasis). 88. See, for example, Gerhardt, Die philosophischen Schriften, 357f.
L ii: “La simple production de tout marqueroit bien la puissance de Dieu; mais
elle ...

Author: Antje Jackelen

Publisher: Templeton Foundation Press

ISBN: 9781932031898

Category: Religion

Page: 345

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What is time? Is there a link between objective knowledge about time and subjective experience of time? And what is eternity? Does religion have the answer? Does science? Antje Jackelén investigates the problem and concept of time. Her analysis of the subject includes: The notion of time and eternity as it is narrated through Christian hymn books stemming from Germany, Sweden, and the English-speaking world, with insights into changes of the concept and understanding of time in Christian spirituality over the past few decades; Theological approaches to time and eternity, as well as a look at Trinitarian theology and its relation to time; The discussion of scientific theories of time, including Newtonian, relativistic, quantum, and chaos theories; The formulation of a "theology of time," a theological-mathematical model incorporating relational thinking oriented towards the future, the doctrine of trinity, and the notion of eschatology. --From publisher's description.
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The Eternal Covenant

The Eternal Covenant

117 I specifically mean that Leibniz's argument in The Leibniz-Clarke
Correspondence is premised on an assumption that divine action is ordered to
an end. The arguments for the existence of God Leibniz pursued elsewhere are
beyond my ...

Author: Daniel James Pedersen

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110541281

Category: Religion

Page: 199

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Schleiermacher’s readers have long been familiar with his proposal for an ‘eternal covenant’ between theology and natural science. Yet there is disagreement both about what this ‘covenant’ amounts to, why Schleiermacher proposed it, and how he meant it to be persuasive. In The Eternal Covenant, Pedersen argues, contrary to received wisdom, that the ‘eternal covenant’ is not first a methodological or political proposal but is, rather, the end result of a complex case from the doctrine of God, the notion of a world, and an account of divine action. With his compound case against miracles, Schleiermacher secures the in-principle explicability of everything in the world through natural causes. However, his case is not only negative. Far from a mere concession, the eternal covenant is an argument for what Schleiermacher calls, ‘the essential identity of ethics and natural philosophy.’ Indeed, because the nature system is both intended for love and wisely ordered, the world is a supremely beautiful divine artwork and is, therefore, the absolute self-revelation of God. Schleiermacher’s case is a challenging alternative to reigning accounts of God, nature, divine action, and the relationship between religion and science.
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Much Ado about Nothing

Much Ado about Nothing

383 See The Leibniz-Clarke Correspondence, Together with Extracts from
Newton's "Prin- cipia" and "Opticas," ed. with ... In this edition, Clarke translated
Leibniz's French letters into English, which is the translation Alexander
reproduces with ...

Author: Edward Grant

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521229839

Category: Science

Page: 456

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Provides a description of the major ideas about void space within and beyond the world that were formulated between the fourteenth and early eighteenth centuries.
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The Cambridge Companion to Newton

The Cambridge Companion to Newton

DOMENICO BERTOLONI MELI 16 Newton and the Leibniz - Clarke
correspondence INTRODUCTION Between 1715 and 1716 Gottfried Wilhelm
Leibniz and Samuel Clarke were engaged in a theological and philosophical
dispute mediated ...

Author: Smith

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521656966

Category: History

Page: 500

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Newton's philosophical analysis of space and time /Robert Disalle --Newton's concepts of force and mass, with notes on the Laws of Motion /I. Bernard Cohen --Curvature in Newton's dynamics /J. Bruce Brackenridge and Michael Nauenberg --Methodology of the Principia /George E. Smith --Newton's argument for universal gravitation /William Harper --Newton and celestial mechanics /Curtis Wilson --Newton's optics and atomism /Alan E. Shapiro --Newton's metaphysics /Howard Stein --Analysis and synthesis in Newton's mathematical work /Niccolò Guicciardini --Newton, active powers, and the mechanical philosophy /Alan Gabbey --Background to Newton's chymistry /William Newman --Newton's alchemy /Karin Figala --Newton on prophecy and the Apocalypse /Maurizio Mamiani --Newton and eighteenth-century Christianity /Scott Mandelbrote --Newton versus Leibniz : from geomentry to metaphysics /A. Rupert Hall --Newton and the Leibniz-Clarke correspondence /Domenico Bertoloni Meli.
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Philosophical Papers and Letters

Philosophical Papers and Letters

42, 43, and 46), and the differences between his views and Newton's are the
subject of the correspondence in progress with Samuel Clarke when Leibniz died
in 1716 (No. 71), though Clarke's theological interests prevented the argument in
 ...

Author: G.W. Leibniz

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789401014267

Category: History

Page: 736

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The selections contained in these volumes from the papers and letters of Leibniz are intended to serve the student in two ways: first, by providing a more adequate and balanced conception of the full range and penetration of Leibniz's creative intellectual powers; second, by inviting a fresher approach to his intellectual growth and a clearer perception of the internal strains in his thinking, through a chronological arrangement. Much confusion has arisen in the past through a neglect of the develop ment of Leibniz's ideas, and Couturat's impressive plea, in his edition of the Opuscu/es et fragments (p. xii), for such an arrangement is valid even for incomplete editions. The beginning student will do well, however, to read the maturer writings of Parts II, III, and IV first, leaving Part I, from a period too largely neglected by Leibniz criticism, for a later study of the still obscure sources and motives of his thought. The Introduction aims primarily to provide cultural orientation and an exposition of the structure and the underlying assumptions of the philosophical system rather than a critical evaluation. I hope that together with the notes and the Index, it will provide those aids to the understanding which the originality of Leibniz's scientific, ethical, and metaphysical efforts deserve.
Categories: History

The Riddle of Hume s Treatise

The Riddle of Hume s Treatise

Clarke closely follows ​Newton's position in the General Scholium (Leibniz and
Clarke, LeibnizClarke Correspondence, 167). 27. Leibniz and Clarke, Leibniz
Clarke Correspondence, 47; compare 34; Clarke, Works, 2:539–41, 569, 756–8.

Author: Paul Russell

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199880454

Category: Philosophy

Page: 442

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Although it is widely recognized that David Hume's A Treatise of Human Nature (1729-40) belongs among the greatest works of philosophy, there is little aggreement about the correct way to interpret his fundamental intentions. The solution to this riddle depends on challenging another, closely related, point of orthodoxy: namely, that before Hume published the Treatise he removed almost all material concerned with problems of religion. Russell argues, contrary to this view, that irreligious aims and objectives are fundamental to the Treatise and account for its underlying unity and coherence. It is Hume's basic anti-Christian aims and objectives that serve to shape and direct both his skeptical and naturalistic commitments. When Hume's arguments are viewed from this perspective we can solve, not only puzzles arising from his discussion of various specific issues, we can also explain the intimate and intricate connections that hold his entire project together. This "irreligious" interpretation provides a comprehensive fresh account of the nature of Hume's fundamental aims and ambitions in the Treatise. It also presents a radically different picture of the way in which Hume's project was rooted in the debates and controversies of his own time, placing the Treatise in an irreligious or anti-Christian philosophical tradition that includes Hobbes, Spinoza and freethinking followers. Considered in these terms, Hume's Treatise constitutes the crowning achievement of the Radical Enlightenment.
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The Achilles of Rationalist Psychology

The Achilles of Rationalist Psychology

Prominent in the 18th century was a discussion of the argument by Samuel
Clarke, best known for his correspondence with Leibniz, and Anthony Collins.
Collins was a freethinker, materialist, and deist well-known at the time in England
.

Author: Thomas M. Lennon

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 140206893X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 290

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In his Second Paralogism of the Critique of Pure Reason, Kant described what he called the "Achilles of all dialectical inferences in the pure doctrine of the soul". This argument, which he took to be powerful yet fatally flawed, purports to establish the simplicity of the human mind, or soul, on the basis of the unity of consciousness. It is the aim of this volume to treat the major figures who have advanced the Achilles argument, or who have held views bearing on it.
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Space Time and Theology in the Leibniz Newton Controversy

Space  Time  and Theology in the Leibniz Newton Controversy

... in Clarke's replies, made under pressure from a critic of Leibniz's stature, than it
was before the date of the Leibniz-Clarke Correspondence.21 As well, my
account will be based on Newton's own earlier pronouncements in the
philosophical ...

Author: Edward J. Khamara

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783110328301

Category: Philosophy

Page: 157

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In the famous Correspondence with Clarke, which took place during the last year of Leibniz’s life, Leibniz advanced several arguments purporting to refute the absolute theory of space and time that was held by Newton and his followers. The main aim of this book is to reassess Leibniz’s attack on the Newtonian theory in so far as he relied on the principle of the identity of indiscernibles. The theological side of the controversy is not ignored but isolated and discussed in the last three chapters, which deal with problems connected with the notions of omnipotence and omniscience.
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Millenarianism and Messianism in Early Modern European Culture

Millenarianism and Messianism in Early Modern European Culture

[See The Leibniz-Clarke Correspondence, ed. H.G. Alexander (New York, 1956),
“Mr. Leibnitz's First Paper,” 11, and “Dr. Clarke's Second Reply,” 22.] As Newton
stresses in 1713 in his “General Scholium” to the second edition of the Principia ...

Author: J.E. Force

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789401722827

Category: History

Page: 198

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The influence of millenarian thinking upon Cromwell's England is well-known. The cultural and intellectual conceptions of the role of millenarian ideas in the `long' 18th century when, so the `official' story goes, the religious sceptics and deists of Enlightened England effectively tarred such religious radicalism as `enthusiasm' has been less well examined. This volume endeavors to revise this `official' story and to trace the influence of millenarian ideas in the science, politics, and everyday life of England and America in the 17th and 18th centuries.
Categories: History

Leibniz

Leibniz

Leibniz ' s introduction of the vinculum substantiale has thus often been seen
more as the concession of a diplomatist than as the creed of a philosopher (
Russell 1937 : 152 ) . THE LEIBNIZ - CLARKE CORRESPONDENCE : THE
QUARREL ...

Author: Nicholas Jolley

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415283388

Category: PHILOSOPHY

Page: 260

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Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz was hailed as one of the supreme intellects of all time. A towering figure in seventeenth-century philosophy, his complex thought has been championed and satirized in equal measure, most famously in Voltaire's Candide. Jolley introduces Leibniz's theories of mind, knowledge, and innate ideas, showing how Leibniz anticipated the distinction between conscious and unconscious states, before examining his theory of free will and the problem of evil. An important feature of the book is its introduction to Leibniz's moral and political philosophy.
Categories: PHILOSOPHY

Die philosophischen Schriften

Die philosophischen Schriften

Author: Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105019419964

Category: Philosophy

Page: 509

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Space from Zeno to Einstein

Space from Zeno to Einstein

READING The Leibniz-Clarke Correspondence Mr. Leibniz's First Paper 1.
Natural religion itself, seems to decay (in England) very much. Many will have
human souls to be material: others make God himself a corporeal being. 2. Mr.
Locke ...

Author: Nick Huggett

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262581698

Category: Science

Page: 274

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Space From Zeno to Einstein collects a dozen classic readings that are generally accepted as the most significant contributions to the philosophy of space.
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Atom and Individual in the Age of Newton

Atom and Individual in the Age of Newton

THE LEIBNIZ-NEWTON DISCUSSION AND THE LEIBNIZ-CLARKE
CORRESPONDENCE The discussion between Leibniz and Newton on the
theory of space was to the greatest extent carried out in an exchange of letters
between Leibniz ...

Author: G. Freudenthal

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789400945005

Category: Science

Page: 288

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In this stimulating investigation, Gideon Freudenthal has linked social history with the history of science by formulating an interesting proposal: that the supposed influence of social theory may be seen as actual through its co herence with the process of formation of physical concepts. The reinterpre tation of the development of science in the seventeenth century, now widely influential, receives at Freudenthal's hand its most persuasive statement, most significantly because of his attention to the theoretical form which is charac teristic. of classical Newtonian mechanics. He pursues the sources of the parallels that may be noted between that mechanics and the dominant philosophical systems and social theories of the time; and in a fascinating development Freudenthal shows how a quite precise method - as he descriptively labels it, the 'analytic-synthetic method' - which underlay the Newtonian form of theoretical argument, was due to certain interpretive premisses concerning particle mechanics. If he is right, these depend upon a particular stage of con ceptual achievement in the theories of both society and nature; further, that the conceptual was generalized philosophically; but, strikingly, Freudenthal shows that this concept-formation itself was linked to the specific social relations of the times of Newton and Hobbes.
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