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41. The Leibniz Review: Volume > 11
Paul Lodge Past Masters Electronic Texts in Philosophy
42. The Leibniz Review: Volume > 12
Patrick Riley Sämtliche Schriften und Briefe: Allgemeiner Politischer und Historischer Briefwechsel
43. The Leibniz Review: Volume > 12
Christia Mercer Reply to Cees Leijenhorst’s Review of Leibniz’s Metaphysics
44. The Leibniz Review: Volume > 12
Recent Works on Leibniz
45. The Leibniz Review: Volume > 12
Jean-Baptiste Rauzy Reply to Massimo Mugnai’s Review of La doctrine Leibnizienne de la vérité
46. The Leibniz Review: Volume > 12
Reginald O. Savage Reply to Ohad Nachtomy’s Review of Real Alternatives
47. The Leibniz Review: Volume > 12
Samuel Levey Leibniz and the Sorites
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The sorites paradox receives its most sophisticated early modem discussion in Leibniz’s writings. In an important early document Leibniz holds that vague terms have sharp boundaries of application, but soon thereafter he comes to adopt a form of nihilism aboutvagueness: and it later proves to be his settled view that vagueness results from semantical indeterminacy. The reason for this change of mind is unclear, and Leibniz does not appear to have any grounds for it. I suggest that his various treatments of the sorites do notspring from a single integrated view of vagueness, and that his early position reflects a mercenary interest in the sorites paradox---an interest to use the sorites to reach a conclusion in metaphysics rather than to examine vagueness as a subject to be understood in itsown right. The later nihilist stance reflects Leibniz’s own (if undefended) attitude towards vagueness.
48. The Leibniz Review: Volume > 12
Acknowledgments, Abbreviations Used in Articles and Reviews
49. The Leibniz Review: Volume > 12
Herbert Breger News from the Leibniz-Gesellschaft
50. The Leibniz Review: Volume > 12
Martin Schönfeld Christian Wolff and Leibnizian Monads