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 AHS  Vol.6 No.4 , December 2017
The Decisive Role Played by Leibniz in the History of Both Science and Philosophy of Knowledge
Abstract: The present paper addresses the criticism of Kant that he ignored both the non-classical reasoning of the empiricists and Leibniz’s attempt to found mechanics anew. By taking into account this logical divergence Kant’s antinomiesactually applying Leibniz’s two labyrinths of human reason to particular subjectsrepresent two parallel ways of reasoning according to the two alternatives of a dichotomy regarding the kind of logic. By adding a dichotomy regarding the kind of mathematics a new conception of the foundations of the science is obtained. Leibniz’s philosophy of knowledge represents the closest approximation to these foundations in both the history of science and the history of philosophy of knowledge.
Cite this paper: Drago, A. (2017) The Decisive Role Played by Leibniz in the History of Both Science and Philosophy of Knowledge. Advances in Historical Studies, 6, 113-127. doi: 10.4236/ahs.2017.64009.
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