Science in Society
English (United States)
This essay examines the relationship between the philosophies of nature of John Duns Scotus and Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz. It aims to map out, as a history of philosophy and science, how philosophical concepts, taken as plastic and moldable entities, can be morphed to fit into new contexts and applications, as Leibniz uses scholastic concepts as a ground for a mechanistic natural world. It also argues that this particular progression from pre-modern to modern philosophy and science supports a reading of ?modern? thought where the distinction between cultural interests and the objective (?quantitative?) sciences breaks down.
Waddell, Julian Raskin, "Divine Machines and Univocal Reason: Natural Philosophy Between Duns Scotus and Leibniz" (2018). Honors Theses - All. 1935.
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