By Marcelo Dascal
Why was once Leibniz so deeply drawn to symptoms and language? What function does this curiosity play in his philosophical procedure? within the essays right here amassed, Marcello Dascal makes an attempt to take on those questions from assorted angles. they create to gentle elements of Leibniz’s paintings on those and comparable concerns that have been to date overlooked. typically they take as their place to begin Leibniz's early writings (some unpublished, a few in simple terms to be had in Latin) on characters and cognition, on definition, on fact, on reminiscence, on grammar, at the particular difficulties of spiritual discourse, and so forth. An attempt has been made to narrate the perspectives expressed in those writings either to Leibniz’ extra mature perspectives, and to the conceptions winning in his time, in addition to in previous and following classes. the typical thread operating via all of the essays is to what volume language and indicators, of their such a lot assorted kinds, are with regards to cognitive approaches, in accordance with Leibniz and his contemporaries.