Leibniz’s Influence on Kant

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[Revised entry by Catherine Wilson on May 18, 2022.
Changes to: Main text, Bibliography]
Kant’s interest in the physics, metaphysics, epistemology, and theology of his predecessor G.W. Leibniz is evident in his writings in the philosophy of natural science as well as in the passages of the Critique of Pure Reason dealing with transcendental ideas and his essays on history and progress. The conventional view that Kant sought to steer a middle course between the rationalism of 18th century German school philosophy initiated by Leibniz’s follower Christian Wolff and the empiricism of David…

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