Leibniz: Legacy and Impact

International Conference to be held at Manchester Metropolitan University, UK
In Room 3.24, The Business School

Saturday 5 November 2016

Organizers: Lloyd Strickland and Julia Weckend

This conference will celebrate the legacy and impact of the universal genius Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz (1646-1716). Leibniz was a polymath who made significant contributions to many fields of learning, among them philosophy, science, mathematics, law, and the study of history and languages. But which of his innovations had the greatest impact in the years that followed? And how have his ideas shaped these disciplines today? These are the questions that will be the focus of this conference.

The programme

  1. Nicholas Jolley (University of California, Irvine): Kant's 'True Apology for Leibniz' (Keynote Address)
  2. Jeremy Dunham (Sheffield): Monkeys and Monads: The Unexpected Marriage between Darwinian Evolutionary Theory and Leibnizian Metaphysics
  3. Norma B. Goethe (Cordoba): What can we learn from Leibniz's working tools in mathematics and the sciences?
  4. Douglas Moggach (Ottawa): Leibnizian Natural Law and Kantian Critiques
  5. Daniel Nemenyi (Kingston, London): Leibniz and the Internet
  6. Arnaud Pelletier (Brussels): Leibnizian references in contemporary social sciences
  7. John Rudd (Manchester): The Right Rules? Leibniz's Legal Legacy
  8. Frederic Tremblay (St. Petersburg): Leibniz's Legacy in Russia

To register, please click here. The registration fee is £25, and includes lunch and all refreshments. A discounted fee of £12.50 applies for PhD students, MA students, undergraduates, and the unwaged.

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If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to email Lloyd or Julia.

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We would like to express our gratitude to our sponsors:

British Society for the History of Philosophy


Manchester Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence