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New Publications

​​​​​Leibniz's Discourse of Metaphysics​

Congratulations to Christopher Johns on the publication of his new book Leibniz's Discourse of Metaphysics. A New Translation and Commentary, Edinburgh University Press (2023). 

A fresh translation and in-depth commentary of Leibniz's seminal text. Written in 1686, Discourse on Metaphysics is one of the most important and widely published works in the history of philosophy. This translation and commentary by Christopher Johns has much new to offer. Based on the Akademie edition this is the first truly scholarly translation. Also included is historical and philosophical context, detailing Leibniz's activities during 1685 and 1686 and in several letters previously unpublished in English. These letters and texts illuminate important themes found in the Discourse and shed light on the intellectual context of the time and will be of particular interest to scholars and teachers of Leibniz.


Philosophy, Sciences and Theology in the Islamicate World of the Ninth Century 

Congratulations to Emma Gannagé for the publication of Philosophy, Sciences and Theologyin the Islamicate World of the Ninth Century (Mélanges de l'Université Saint-Joseph 69 [2021-22] published 2023),which she edited with the collaboration of Pauline Koetschet (CNRS, Aix-Marseille) and Elvira Wakelnig (University of Vienna). 

The articles gathered in these proceedings stem from an international conference co-organized by the three of them and held in Beirut on October 21-22, 2019.The conference was jointly supported by the Farouk Jabre Centre for Arabic and Islamic Science and Philosophy at the American University of Beirut and the joint project “Galen in Arabic (GAIA) –More than a Translation," with the participation of the Department of Philosophy at AUB and the Institut francais du Proche-Orient (IFPO). 


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