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Leibnizian Resources is dedicated to Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz (1646-1716), a German philosopher and polymath, and my aim is to collect the most relevant web-resources into this single page in order to help to find Leibniz-material  more  easily and to provide a space for Leibniz-studies, both my own and others. 

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Quick additions to Akademie-edition 14. 8. 2015

Reihe III, Bd. 8 (1699-1701, preprint)
Reihe IV, Bd. 8A, 8B (1699-1700)
Reihe VIII, Bd. 2 - from Leibniz-editionsstelle, Berlin

The major update of 2. 8. 2015

New links:


Reihe II, Bd. 4 (1701-1707) - Vorausedition from Leibniz-Forschungsstelle Münster  
Reihe IV, Bd. 9 1701) - Vorausedition, from Leibniz-edition Potsdam
Reihe VI, 5, 1690-1703 (Vorausedition) - from Leibniz-edition Münster
Reihe VI, Varia (Vorausedition) - from Leibniz-edition Münster

The Leibniz-edition's catalogue - With its more than 60,000 records or data rows, the database gives you the option of searching through a large part of Leibniz‘s writings and letters systematically search various types of questions
Searchable Sachregister of the Leibniz-edition

Manuscripts from Leibniz-Bibliothek :

Aufzeichnungen von Leibniz zur Rechenmaschine
Die Herrenhäuser Wasser-Kunst betr.
De la Méthode de l'Universalité
De constructione
Differentiæ in seriebus numeralibus constituendæ ad instar regulæ Slusii in figuris

Brief Leibniz an Buchta vom 29. Mai 1716

Digitized original books from Leibniz-Bibliothek, Hannover:

Einige Schrifften den Characterem der Chur- und Fürstlichen Gesandten betreffendt
Nova Methodus Discendæ Docendæque Iurisprudentiæ
Entretien De Philarete Et D'Eugene Sur la question du temps agitée à Nimwegue
Illvstris Viri Godofr. Gvilielmi Leibnitii Collectanea Etymologica

Other texts:

Leibniz-Bouvet-correspondence - translation by Daniel Cook & Alan Berkowitz
On the ultimate origination of things (23 Nov. 1697) - translation by Lloyd Strickland
Samuel Urlsperger to Leibniz (4 Jan. 1713) - translation by Lloyd Strickland
Leibniz to John Arnold (5 June 1716) - translation by lloyd Strickland
Revolution (1715) - translation by Lloyd Strickland
Disputatio metaphysica de principio individui - a digitized edition from Strasbourg
Disputatio Inauguralis De Casibus Perplexis In Jure - a digitized edition from Strasbourg
Nova Methodus Discendae Docendaeque Iurisprudentiae - a digitized edition from Strasbourg
G. G. De Origine Francorum Disquisitio - a digitized edition from Strasbourg
Des Hn. Gottfried Wilh. von Leibnitz, Ehemaligen Käyserl. Reichs- Hof- und Chur... [First edition of Monadology (1720)] - a digitized edition from Strasbourg
Ars combinatoria (1690) - a digitized edition from Strasbourg
Fas Est Et Ab Hoste Doceri - a digitized edition from Strasbourg
Des Freyherrn von Leibnitz Kleinere philosophische Schriften - a digitized edition from Strasbourg
Theodicae - a digitized edition from Strasbourg
Leibniz-Clarke-correspondence - a digitzed edition from Strasbourg
Gerhardt (Hrsg.), Mathematische Schriften Band I, Band II, Band III, Band IV, Band V, Band VI, Band VII
Letters by Leibniz, translated by Donald Rutherford: To the Electress Sophie, 4 November 1696, To the Electress Sophie, 12 June 1700, To Giambattista Tolomei, 17 December 1705, To Rudolf Christian Wagner, 4 June 1710, To Friedrich Bierling, 1711-1712, To Nicolas Remond, July 1714, To Pierre Dangicourt, 11 September 1716
Various Leibniz-texts translated to Italian - from Solidatas Leibnitina (see right sidebar)
Leibniz in Post-reformation library - A huge collection of Leibniz's digitized texts from Junius Institute for Digital Reformation Research

Other stuff:

Leibniz on Scientific Academies (Markku Roinila)
Leibniz's Philosophy of Mind (Julia Jorati, Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy)
Davide Poggi: Apperception, appercevoir, s'appercevoir de. Evolution d'un terme et d'un fonction cognitive
Leibniz and Newton from Existential comics
Timetable of Leibniz's life - from Leibnizjahr 2016
List of articles in Studia Leibnitiana 2000-2010
Leibniz-page from Truth & Reality
Monadology - from Truth & Reality
Metaphysics - from Truth & Reality
Quotations - from Truth & Reality
Quotations - from Wikiquote
Project Vox - female philosphers of the Early Modern era
Leibniz's life - a 35-minute video
Personen und Korrespondenz-databanken der Leibniz-edition
Getting started with Leibniz (Donald Rutherford)
Marc E. Bobro: Leibniz's Optimistic Science
Charlie Huenemann: A Metaphysician and a Hole in the Ground (Story on Leibniz's mining adventure)
Leibniz-page from Solidatas Leibnitiana
Women's early modern letters online
Guerrier: Leibniz in seinen Beziehungen zu Russland und Peter dem grossen: Eine geschichtliche Darstellung (still perhaps the best presentation on Leibniz and Russia)
Baruzi: Leibniz et l'organisation religieuse de la terre (Presentation on Leibniz's political and theological thought)
Louis Couturat: La logique de Leibniz - An English translation (in progress) by Donald Rutherford - still important book! The original.
Russian-Language Scholarship on Early Modern Philosophy, 1800-1918 - by Justin Smith
Spinoza online
Spinoza's Ethics 2.0
Spinoza's Ethica-Web
A blog post on Leibniz's dream
History of emotions
Blog post by Stephen Wolfram: Dropping in on Leibniz (including great photos of Leibniz's manuscripts!)
Lectures on Leibniz by Gilles Deleuze
Leibniz-Stiftungsprofessor in Universität Hannover
Leibniztexte in Internet - Excellent guide to textual resources of Leibniz in Internet from Leibniz-Forschungsstelle Münster; includes many texts not linked in this page such as Leibniz's original articles and older commentaries on Leibniz
John Whipple: Leibniz's Exoteric Philosophy (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy)
General article on Leibniz in German by Eberhard Knobloch
Digital archive of 18th Century Digital Texts - from Kant Research Goup, University of Western Ontario
Post-reformation Digital Library - A huge collection of digitized texts between 15th to 17th century - from Junius institute.
Collection of videos related to Leibniz - from Philosophical installations

Some profile pages in

Robert Adams, Roger Ariew, Richard Arthur, Irena Backus, Christian Barth, Luca Basso, Philip Beeley, Sebastian Bender, Andreas Blank, Marc Bobro, Leticia Cabañas, Shane Duarte, Jeremy Dunham, Sabrina Ebbersmeyer,Agustín Echeverría, Matteo Favaretti Camposampiero, Michel Fichant, Michael Futch, George Gale, Daniel Garber, Ursula Goldenbaum, Sean Greenberg, Philippe Hamou, Julia Jorati, Mark Kulstad, Antonia Lamarra, Mogens Laerke, Samuel Levey, Wenchao Li, Paul Lodge, Christina Marras, Ari Maunu, Christia Mercer, Ohad Nactomy, Adrian Nita, Enrico Pasini, Marine Picon, Francesco Piro, Stephen Puryear, Nicholas Rescher, Gonzalo Rodriquez-Pereyra, Markku Roinila, George MacDonald Ross, Donald Rutherford, Giovanni Scarafile, Justin Smith, Lloyd Strickland, Tzuchien Tho, Evelyn Vargas, Catherine Wilson

All profiles with tag "Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz"

A LOT of articles in Articles-section.

Some new videos:

Leibniz's Theodicy: Reception and Relevance (Conference, Lisbon 2013)

Concluding panel
Panel on the 1755 earthquake: part 1, part 2

Talks: Timothy O'Connor, Mark Larrimore, Susan Neiman, Genevieve Lloyd, Catherine Wilson,
Karl Ameriks, Ursula Goldenbaum

Leibniz's Theodicy: Context and Content (Conference, 2010)

Nicholas Jolley: Leibniz and Malebranche: part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4, part 5; comments by Sukjae Lee: part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4, part 5
Greg Brown: The Theodicy and the Leibniz Clarke Correspondence: part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4
Robert Adams: Perfection, Justice, and Love in Leibniz's Theodicy: part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4, part 5, part 6
Daniel Garber: Metaphysics and Theology The Role of the Monadology in Leibniz's Theodicy: part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4; comments by Jeff McDonough: part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4
Paul Rateau: Theoretical Foundations of Leibniz: part 1, part 2, part 3; comments by Moegens Laerke: part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4, part 5
Jonathan Israel: Leibniz's Theodicy as a Critique of Spinoza and Bayle: part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4, part 5, part 6, part 7
Christia Mercer: Leibniz's Theodicy and the Epistemological Problem of Evil: part 1, part 2, part 3
Augustin Echavarria: Leibniz's Dilemma on Predestination: part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4; comments by Ursula Goldenbaum: part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4
Tad Schmaltz: Moral Evil and Divine Concurrence: part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4; comments by John Whipple: part 1, part 2, part 3
Maria Rosa Antognazza: Metaphysical Evil Revisited: part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4; comments by Ohad Nactomy: part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4
Donald Rutherford: Justice and Circumstances: part 1, part 2, part 3; comments by Larry Jorgensen: part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4
Michael Murray: Vindicatio Dei: part 1, part 2, part 3; comments by Lloyd Strickland: part 1, part 2, part 3
Robert Sleigh & Sean Greenberg: Translating the Theodicy: part 1, part 2, part 3

USCD Philosophy

Martha Bolton: Leibniz on Monadic Change: part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4, Q &A 1, Q & A 2, Q & A 3
Donald Rutherford: Laws and Powers in Leibniz: part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4, Q & A 1; Q & A 2, Q & A 3
Daniel Garber: Divine Laws and Divine Decrees: Laws of Nature in Descartes and Leibniz: part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4, Q & A 1, Q & A 2, Q & A 3

The official program for the anniversary year of Leibniz


X. Internationaler Leibniz-Kongress, Hannover, Germany 18. - 23. 7. 2016