Historical Roots of Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz’s Universal Science
Posted: 27 Feb 2014 Last revised: 17 Jan 2018
Date Written: February 27, 2014
This paper analyses different retrospective links between the scientia generalis by Leibniz and the philosophical, rhetorical and encyclopaedic traditions of the Renaissance and Early Modern Europe, emphasising the influence of Aristotle’s’ “Metaphysics” on the genesis of the concept of universal science in 17th century philosophy.
Keywords: Leibniz, universal science, encyclopaedism, history of science
JEL Classification: Z12, Z19
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