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

Update 2015: all six volumes have now been published; volumes 1-5 in paperback; 6 earlier this year in hardback. 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, … Continue reading

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