Historical Roots of Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz’s Universal Science

Posted: 27 Feb 2014 Last revised: 17 Jan 2018

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Natalia Osminskaya

National Research University Higher School of Economics

Date Written: February 27, 2014

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Osminskaya, Natalia, Historical Roots of Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz’s Universal Science (February 27, 2014). Higher School of Economics Research Paper No. WP BRP 40/HUM/2014. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2402075 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2402075

Natalia Osminskaya (Contact Author)

National Research University Higher School of Economics ( email )

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Moscow, Moscow 119017
Russia

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