The critical dimension of the moral: the Masham-Leibniz correspondence

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https://doi.org/10.4013/fsu.2021.223.03

Abstract

This essay aims to analyse the correspondence between Damaris Masham and G. W. Leibniz (1703-1705) through three discussion dimensions: ontological, epistemological and critical. This analysis could be useful in order to understand the epistemological grounds of the moral and pedagogical rationalism of the English philosopher. In this sense, it offers an integration of elements that make us able to understand the coincidence of apparently antithetical traditions as platonism and empirism in Masham ́s philosophy, moreover let us appreciate her intellectual independence.

Keywords: Reason, autonomy, ontological dimension, epistemological dimension, critical dimension.

Author Biography

Viridiana Platas, Universidad El Bosque, Colombia

Professor of the Department of Humanities at Universidad El Bosque

Published

2021-11-01

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