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Autour de l'Oedipus chymicus : Chimie, méthode et substance leibniziennes.

Abstract : Comparing the Leibniz's Oedipus chymicus, written in 1710, with its possible reference, the homonymous text by J.J. Becher in 1664, this paper tries to determine why Leibniz had such an interest for the chemistry of his time. If the alchemical practices of coding and decoding and the attention alchemists paid to the modifications of the matter are indeed points of convergence with leibnizian philosophy, it's nevertheless impossible to conclude to an influence of chemical philosophy, especially of the notion of seed, on the constitution of leibnizian's monad.
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Anne-Lise Rey. Autour de l'Oedipus chymicus : Chimie, méthode et substance leibniziennes.. Methodos : savoirs et textes, Savoirs textes langage - UMR 8163, 2008, 8, Revue en ligne ( ⟨halshs-00594094⟩



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