The philosophies of Wolff and Baumgarten have been traditionally evaluated as mere systematizations of the doctrines of Leibniz, and, therefore, as lacking all originality. The paper revises that opinion, focusing on the specific problem of the interaction of natural substances, in order to show that they do not follow Leibniz as closely with respect to some of the central principles of pre-established harmony. It also questions the use of "Leibnizianism" as a label to refer to a homogeneous and undifferentiated body of doctrines.
|Translated title of the contribution
|How leibnizian were the "leibnizians" Ch. Wolff and A. G. Baumgarten? Reflections on the theory of preestablished harmony
|Number of pages
|Ideas y Valores
|Published - Apr 2014