Past Winners

Past Winners of the Leibniz Society Essay Competition

  • 2016
    • Professor Carla Rita Palerino (Center for the History of Philosophy and Science, Radboud Unviersity, Nijmegen, The Netherlands), “Geschichte des Kontinuumproblems or Notes on Fromundus’s Labyrinthus? On the True Nature of LH XXXVII, IV, 57 …”
  • 2015
    • John Whipple (University of Illinois, Chicago), “Leibniz and the Art of Exoteric Writing.”
  • 2014
    • Stephen Steward (Syracuse University), “Solving the Lucky and Guaranteed Proof Problems.”
  • 2013
    • Julia Jorati (The Ohio State University), “Monadic Teleology without Goodness and without God.”
  • 2012
    • Giovanni Merlo (Barcelona), “Complexity, Existence and Infinite Analysis.”
  • 2011
    • Douglas Bertrand Marshal (Postdoctoral Fellow, Minnesota Center for Philosophy of Science), “Leibniz: Geometry, Physics, and Idealism.”
  • 2010
    • (Not awarded)
  • 2009
    • Mogens Laerke (University of Aberdeen), “Monism, Separability and Real Distinction in the Young Leibniz.”
  • 2008
    • Jeffrey McDonough (Harvard University), “Leibniz and the Puzzle of Incompossibility: The Packing Strategy.”
  • 2007
    • Jeffrey McDonough (Harvard University), “Leibniz: Creation and Conservation and Concurrence.”
  • 2006
    • L. M. Jorgensen (Yale University), “The Principle of Continuity and Leibniz’s Theory of Consciousness.”
  • 2005
    • Stefano Di Bella (Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa, Italy), “Leibniz’s Theory of Conditions: A Framework for Ontological Dependence.”
  • 2004
    • Stephen Puryear (University of Pittsburgh), “Was Leibniz Confused about Confusion?”
  • 2003
    • Jack Davidson, “Leibniz on Freedom and Sin:  Two Early Texts”
  • 2002
    • Dennis Plaisted, “On Leibniz’s Argument for Primitive Concepts”
  • 2001
    • Michael Futch, “Leibniz on Plenitude, Infinity, and the Eternity of the World”
  • 2000
    • Maria Rosa Antognazza, “The Relationship between Philosophy and Revealed Theology in Leibniz’s Thought”
  • 1999
    • Franklin Perkins, “Ideas and Self-reflection”
  • 1998
    • Paul Lodge, “The Failure of Leibniz’s Correspondence with De Volder”
  • 1997
    • Laurence Carlin, “Infinite Accumulations and Pantheistic Implications: Leibniz and the Anima Mundi
  • 1996
    • Paul Lodge, “When did Leibniz Adopt the Preestablished Harmony?”
  • 1995
    • (Not Awarded)
  • 1994 (Two Winners)
    • Donald L. M. Baxter, “Corporeal Substance and True Unities”
    • Michael Murray, “Intellect, Will, and Freedom in Leibniz”
  • 1993
    • Michael Latzer “Leibniz’s Conception of Metaphysical Evil”
  • 1992 (Two Winners)
    • Michael Murray, “Leibniz on Divine Foreknowledge of Future Contingents and Human Freedom”
    • Donald Rutherford, “Leibniz and the Problem of Soul-Body Union”
  • 1991
    • (Not Awarded)
  • 1990
    • Alex Byrne, “Leibniz on Personal Identity”
  • 1989
    • Reginald Savage, “The Problem of Counterfactual Propositions in the Philosophy of Leibniz”
  • 1988
    • Reginald Savage, “Contingency, Incompossibility, and God’s Little Infinite Creatures: An Essay on Leibniz’s Doctrine of Freedom”
  • 1987
    • Not Awarded
  • 1986
    • Gregory Brown, “Leibniz’s Theodicy and the Confluence of Worldly Goods”
  • 1985
    • Glenn A. Hartz and J. A. Cover, “Space and Time in the Leibnizian Metaphysic”
  • 1984
    • Not Awarded
  • 1983 (Two Winners)
    • Catherine Wilson, “Leibnizian Optimism”
    • Glenn A. Hartz, “Launching a Materialist Ontology: The Leibnizian Way”