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"A fine collection of original essays by leading Leibniz scholars on the impact of his thought in areas as diverse as legal theory, evolution, mathematics, environmental philosophy, computing, and the social sciences."
- Richard Arthur, McMaster University, Canada

Review by Markku Roinila, from The Leibniz Review (subscription required for access)

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Leibniz's Legacy and Impact
Published September 2019, by Routledge.

Co-edited with Julia Weckend

From the back cover blurb:

This volume tells the story of the legacy and impact of the great German polymath Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz (1646-1716). Leibniz made significant contributions to many areas, including philosophy, mathematics, political and social theory, theology, and various sciences. The essays in this volume explores the effects of Leibniz's profound insights on subsequent generations of thinkers by tracing the ways in which his ideas have been defended and developed in the three centuries since his death. Each of the 11 essays is concerned with Leibniz's legacy and impact in a particular area, and between them they show not just the depth of Leibniz's talents but also the extent to which he shaped the various domains to which he contributed, and in some cases continues to shape them today. With essays written by experts such as Nicholas Jolley, Pauline Phemister, and Philip Beeley, this volume is essential reading not just for students of Leibniz but also for those who wish to understand the game-changing impact made by one of history's true universal geniuses.


List of Figures

Making Waves: Leibniz's Legacy and Impact
- Lloyd Strickland, Julia Weckend

Part 1: Early Receptions
Leibniz and the Royal Society Revisited
- Philip Beeley

Staying Optimistic! The Trials and Tribulations of Leibnizian Optimism
- Lloyd Strickland

Leibniz and Hume - A Point of Contact
- Julia Weckend

Kant's "True Apology for Leibniz"
- Nicholas Jolley

Part 2: Legacy in Science and Metaphysics
Leibnizian Conservation in d'Alembert's Traité de dynamique
- Tzuchien Tho

Russian Leibnizianism
- Frédéric Tremblay

Monkeys and Monads: The Unexpected Marriage between Darwinian Evolutionary Theory and Leibnizian Metaphysics
- Jeremy Dunham

"The point of view is in the body": Leibnizian Perspectivism in Contemporary Anthropologies
- Arnaud Pelletier

Part 3: Impact in Law, Political Thought and Ecology
The Impact of Leibniz's Geometric Method for the Law
- Christopher Johns

Leibniz and Political Thought
- Douglas Moggach

Theoria cum praxi: Leibniz's Legacy into the Future
- Pauline Phemister

List of Contributors