17th century philosophy

Leibniz, Organic Matter and Astrobiology”, a chapter in Tercentenary Essays on the Philosophy and Science of G. W. Leibniz, ed. Lloyd Strickland, Erik Vynckier and Julia Weckend. Forthcoming with Routledge, 2016.

Thought Experiments in Newton and Leibniz”, for The Routledge Companion to Thought Experiments, ed. James Robert Brown, Yiftach Fehige, and Michael T. Stuart (24 pages; 8415 words). Forthcoming with Palgrave Macmillan, 2016. [preprint]

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”, 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] [published chapter]

"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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