Leibniz and the European debate

November 18, 2016

An excerpt from an OUPblog article published on 9th September 2016, written by Maria Rosa Antognazza, author of Leibniz: A Very Short Introduction.

Leibniz: A Very Short Introduction

'The political debates of Leibniz’s day – the period in which the nation state was emerging as the dominant form of political organisation in Europe – have a particular resonance this summer – in which the struggle between federal and national principles is being fought out in such momentous fashion.

But for Leibniz, politics was part of a comprehensive system of thought, which involved logic and mathematics, epistemology and metaphysics, science and theology. There are few thinkers alive today whose political thought is rooted in an intellectual system of remotely comparable breadth.'

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