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Leibniz’s argument for the Identity of Indiscernibles in his letter to Casati (with transcription and translation)

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Leibniz’s short letter to the mathematician and physicist Ludovico Casati of 1689 is a short but interesting text on the Principle of Identity of Indiscernibles, to which it is entirely dedicated. Since there is no watermark in the paper of the letter, the letter is difficult to date, but it is likely that it was written during Leibniz’s stay in Rome, sometime between April and November of 1689 (A 2 2 287–8). When addressing the letter, Leibniz wrote ‘Casani’, but this seems to be a mistake a...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
Philosophy Faculty
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Author
Publisher:
Philosophy Documentation Center
Journal:
Leibniz Review More from this journal
Volume:
22
Pages:
137-150
Publication date:
2012-01-01
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EISSN:
2153-9162
ISSN:
1524-1556
Language:
English
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pubs:416816
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uuid:cb9d8601-fee2-4d29-80b8-c6198daa2713
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416816
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2013-11-16

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