17th century philosophy

Reply to Ohad Nachtomy's review of my Leibniz (Polity Press, 2014), forthcoming in Leibniz Review, 24, 2014, (review pp. 123-130, reply pp. 131-133: [preprint]

Review of Klaas van Berkel, Isaac Beeckman on Matter and Motion: Mechanical Philosophy in the Making, The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2013, for HOPOS Spring 2014 issue (vol. 4, number 1). [preprint (extended version)]

"Newton and Leibniz on the Relativity of Motion", Oxford Handbook of Newton, ed. Chris Smeenk and Eric Schliesser, published online June? 2015.  [preprint]

Leibniz’s Mechanical Principles (c. 1676): Commentary and Translation”, forthcoming in Leibniz Review, 23, 2013, 101-116 [preprint (comm) preprint (trans)].

Massimo Mugnai and the Study of Leibniz”, Leibniz Review, 23, 2013, 1-5. [preprint]

The Labyrinth of the Continuum”, in Maria Rosa Antognazza (ed.), Oxford Handbook of Leibniz; published online at (www.oxfordhandbooks.com), Oxford: Oxford University Press, December 2013.  [preprint]

The relativity of motion as a motivation for Leibnizian substantial forms”, for Leibniz's metaphysics and adoption of substantial forms, ed. Adrian Niță, Springer Verlag, 2015 [preprint].

Atoms”, for the Cambridge Descartes Lexicon, ed. Larry Nolan (Cambridge University Press, 2014). [preprint]

Time”, for the Cambridge Descartes Lexicon, ed. Larry Nolan (Cambridge University Press, 2014). [preprint]

Leibniz's Theory of Space”, Foundations of Science, ed. Karin Verelst and Maarten Van Dyck, pp. 499-528, 2013. [preprint]

Time Atomism and Ash’arite Origins for Cartesian Occasionalism, Revisited” forthcoming in Asia, Europe and the Emergence of Modern Science: Knowledge Crossing Boundaries, ed. Arun Bala, Palgrave McMillan, 2012. [preprint]

Beeckman's Discrete Moments and Descartes’ Disdain”, Intellectual History Review (Special Issue on Absolute Space and Time, ed. Ed Slowik and Geoffrey Gorham), Dec. 2011, 22, 1, pp. 69-90. [abstract] [preprint]

Presupposition, Aggregation, and Leibniz’s Argument for a Plurality of Substances”, Leibniz Review, 21, 91-116, 2011.  [preprint]

Leibniz's Actual Infinite in Relation to his Analysis of Matter”, in Leibniz on the interrelations between mathematics and philosophy, (Springer: Archimedes Series), ed. Norma Goethe, Philip Beeley and David Rabouin, 2012.  [preprint]

Actual Infinitesimals in Leibniz’s Early Thought”, in The Philosophy of the Young Leibniz, Studia Leibnitiana Sonderhefte 35, ed. Mark Kulstad, Mogens Laerke and David Snyder, 2009, pp. 11-28. [preprint of earlier draft]

This is a truncated version of a longer paper originally submitted in 2005, "From Actuals to Fictions: Four Phases in Leibniz's Early Thought on Infinitesimals", [preprint], which includes a fourth section, "Infinitesimals as Fictions", not included in the published paper; please do not cite or quote without permission.

"Beeckman, Descartes and the force of motion", Journal for the History of Philosophy45, 1, January, 2007; 1-28. [preprint]

"Leibniz's Body Realism: Two Interpretations" --with Peter Loptson, The Leibniz Review, 16, 1-42, December 2006. [preprint]

"The Enigma of Leibniz's Atomism", Oxford Studies in Early Modern Philosophy, Volume 1, 2003, 183-227.  [abstract[preprint]

"Animal Generation and Substance in Sennert and Leibniz",  in The Problem of Animal Generation in Modern Philosophy, ed. Justin Smith. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2005. [preprint]

"Leibniz and the Zenonists: a reply to Paolo Rossi", This is an English translation of my first Italian publication: "Lo zenonismo come fonte delle monadi di Leibniz: una risposta a Paolo Rossi", a reply to Professor Rossi on the role of the Zenonists in the genesis of Leibniz's thought, Rivista di storia della filosofia (n. 2, 2003, 335-340). Rossi gave a rejoinder in the same issue (341-349). [preprint]

"Leibniz's Theory of Time", pp. 263-313 in The Natural Philosophy of Leibniz, ed. Kathleen Okruhlik and James R. Brown, D. Reidel: Dordrecht, 1985. [preprint]

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