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Note! I have collected here pages, encyclopedia-articles etc. of different aspects of Leibniz's philosophy. There are a lot of research articles dealing with these issues in detail in section articles.

George MacDonald Ross: Leibniz
Brandon C. Look: Leibniz - From Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy
Garth Kemerlings Leibniz-page - a good introduction with intelligent use of hyperlinks
Getting started with Leibniz (Donald Rutherford)
Marc E. Bobro: Leibniz's Optimistic Science
Leibniz in Wikipedia
Blog post by Stephen Wolfram: Dropping in on Leibniz (including great photos of Leibniz's manuscripts!)
Lectures on Leibniz by Gilles Deleuze
John Whipple: Leibniz's Exoteric Philosophy (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy)
General article on Leibniz in German by Eberhard Knobloch

Vintage expositions of Leibniz's philosophy

Louis Couturat: La logique de Leibniz - An English translation (in progress) by Donald Rutherford - still important book! The original.
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)
Jean Félix Nourrisson: La philosophie de Leibniz: exposé critique (1860)



Leibniz's Metaphysics from Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy
Forrest : Identity of the indiscernibles from Stanford encyclopedia of philosophy
Leibniz's Philosophy of Physics (McDonough) - From Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy
A bit different page on Leibniz's metaphysics
Monadology - from Truth & Reality
Metaphysics - from Truth & Reality
Andreas Blank: Leibniz: Metaphilosophy and Metaphysics, 1666-1686 - from
Andreas Blank: Der logische Aufbau von Leibniz' Metaphysik - from.

Mind and Cognition

Leibniz's philosophy of mind (Stanford Encyclopedia of philosophy) - by Mark Kulstad and Laurence Carlin
Leibniz's Philosophy of Mind (Julia Jorati, Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy)

Logic and mathematics


Andrew Youpa: Leibniz's Ethics - from Stanford encyclopedia of Philosophy
Leibniz on the problem of evil (Stanford Encyclopedia of philosophy) - by Michael J. Murray
Leibniz on Lazy Reason (Wikipedia)


Practical philosophy

Markku Roinila (Note: these are extracts of my Lic. thesis without notes)

Leibniz's Practical Projects
Leibniz and the Church Reunion
Leibniz's Projects Concerning Russia (Markku Roinila)
Leibniz on Scientific Academies (Markku Roinila)
Leibniz on China and Russia - from Studien von Zeitfragen


Gilles Deleuze's lectures on Leibniz

Leibniz in Finnish

Leibniz - from (In Finnish)
Markku Roinila: Leibniz (Logos)
Markku Roinila: Leibniz tiedosta (Logos)
Markku Roinila: Leibnizin metafysiikasta (Logos)
Monadologia - (Wikipedia)