Publication Date

April 2018

Advisor(s)

Sanford Shieh

Major

Science in Society

Language

English (United States)

Abstract

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.

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