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Francisco A. Marcano Trujillo
El primer Sistema del Mundo y la primitiva idea de movimiento en el joven Leibniz
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In this article an analysis is made on the first of Leibniz´s writings concerning natural philosophy: Confessio naturae contra atheistas, the letter to J. Thomasius from  april 20/30 of 1669, Hypothesis physica nova and Theoria motus abstracti. The analysis of this works will be focused on the evolution of the leibnizian primitive concept of movement, key to understand his first conception of physical reality and his peculiar point of view within the mechanicistic philosophy. In the first part the atomism doctrine, his first philosophy, is resumed and analyzed. Leibniz exposes this in the two first aforesaid works in a critical manner, showing the relationship between the atomism and the defense of the Christian faith and the possibility of reinterpreting Aristotle´s philosophy in a mechanicistic way.


In the other two works, the impact that Huygens and Wren laws of collision had on Leibniz, is analyzed, and how he bases them throughout an ontology mechanicistic inspired on Hobbes´ ideas. This forces him to elaborate a theory on the phisical-matematical continuum as a geometrical doctrine of movement that is complemented in its shortage by a world hypothesis based on the universal circulation of ether.

 

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