Journal title RIVISTA DI STORIA DELLA FILOSOFIA
Author/s Massimo Mugnai
Publishing Year 2012 Issue 2012/1 Language Italian
Pages 12 P. 141-152 File size 486 KB
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At death’s door, Leibniz firmly refused to see a priest. This seems to be in strong contrast with the central role that he attributes to God in his philosophy and with his explicit acceptance of the Christian religion. Thus, the circumstances surrounding Leibniz’s death, as related by some direct and indirect witnesses, provide an opportunity to examine the sincerity of Leibniz’s position on religion. The final conclusion is that Leibniz believed in a religion broadly inspired by Christian principles but that he was not a particularly pious believer, which is fully in line with his own kind of ante litteram deism.
Keywords: Leibniz’s death, Christian religion, Leibniz’s secretaries, Eckhart’s sincerity.
Massimo Mugnai, Leibniz o la morte di un difensore del "cristianesimo universale" in "RIVISTA DI STORIA DELLA FILOSOFIA" 1/2012, pp 141-152, DOI: 10.3280/SF2012-001011