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Stahl-Leibniz: La controverse sur la vie, l'organisme et le mixte

Abstract : Leibniz constructs, tests and checks his metaphysic's relevance by referring it to the resonings and conclusions of the philosophy of nature. This heuristic method provides arguments to his dialogue with mathematics, physics, chemistry and medecine. Thus experimental sciences, and chiefly life's knowledge, turn out to be a crucial issue for a philosophy of nature, which expects to make compatible mechanism and finalism through the entelechy's and monad's concepts. Moreover they require to state the logic of experience, the function of the reason, the status of the explanatory principles (law, cause, elements, analogy). Finally they demand a foundation to report organic phenomena to their true origin : life. This programme is achieved systematically through the Leibniz and Stahl's controversy during the years 1708-1711.
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Sarah Carvallo. Stahl-Leibniz: La controverse sur la vie, l'organisme et le mixte. Vrin, pp.212, 2004, Bibliothèque des textes philosophiques, Jean-François Courtine, 2711616290. ⟨halshs-00912712⟩

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