Llull and Leibniz: The Logic of Discovery

Catalan Review 4:75-83 (1990)
Download Edit this record How to cite View on PhilPapers
Llull and Leibniz both subscribed to conceptual atomism: the belief that the majority of concepts are compounds constructed from a relatively small number of primitive concepts. Llull worked out techniques for finding the logically possible combinations of his primitives, but Leibniz criticized Llull’s execution of these techniques. This article argues that Leibniz was right about things being more complicated than Llull thought but that he was wrong about the details. The paper attempts to correct these details.
PhilPapers/Archive ID
Revision history
First archival date: 2015-11-21
Latest version: 3 (2016-03-12)
View upload history
References found in this work BETA

No references found.

Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

No citations found.

Add more citations

Added to PP index

Total views
369 ( #11,943 of 50,280 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
11 ( #39,244 of 50,280 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Downloads since first upload
This graph includes both downloads from PhilArchive and clicks to external links.