Category Archives: Edward Gibbon

Gibbon on Leibniz

Edward Gibbon praises Leibniz as “a bold and original spirit” in his “Antiquities of the House of Brunswick”, in Miscellaneous Works, Vol III, 1796, p. 402. This is mentioned by Lewis W. Spitz in his helpful essay “The Significance of Leibniz … Continue reading

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Pocock, Barbarism and Religion

This is a  work of jaw-dropping ambition and erudition. J.G.A. Pocock, Barbarism and Religion, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, Four Volumes to date, 1999-2005. I was aware of this before, but only today did I take it off the shelf. Given what … Continue reading

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