Epistemology & Philosophy of Science

Volume 41, Issue 3, 2014

Hans Poser
Pages 132-140

Leibniz’ Projects for Academies and Their Importance in Science, Politics and Public Welfare

Leibniz wrote more than 60 proposals, concepts, and outlines for academies for Holland, Germany, Austria and Russia. Unlike the academies in Paris, London or Rome he intended a narrow connection of theoria and praxis. This should be achieved by his Scientia generalis as a theoretical unification, whereas the aim consisted in a universal Harmony.