Celebrating World Philosophy Day 2014

November 17, 2014

In celebration of the UNESCO World Philosophy Day this year, we have made the following content from Oxford Scholarly Editions Online available to anyone to read. Read a letter from Leibniz to Bossuet from July 1694 or John Locke's 'An Essay concerning Toleration' (1667), or discover what else Oxford University Press has to offer.

Leibniz's 'New System' and Associated Contemporary Texts

Roger S. Woolhouse and Richard Francks (eds)
Leibniz's 'New System' and Associated Contemporary Texts

Appendix A. LEIBNIZ: Letter to Bossuet, Hanover, 2 July 1694

"With your usual penetration you rightly say, Monseigneur, how useful a properly established dynamics would be for theology ..." — Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz writes to French bishop Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet

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The Clarendon Edition of the Works of John Locke

J. R. Milton and Philip Milton (eds)
The Clarendon Edition of the Works of John Locke: An Essay Concerning Toleration: And Other Writings on Law and Politics, 1667–1683

An Essay concerning toleration 1667

“In the Question of liberty of conscience, which has for some years beene soe much bandied among us, One thing that hath cheifly perplexed the question, kept up the dispute, & increasd the animosity, hath been (I conceive) this, that both Partys have with equall zeale, & mistake too much enlargd their pretensions …” 

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