Would Leibniz have shared von Neumann’s logical physicalism?

Witold Marciszewski

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12775/LLP.1995.007

Abstract


This paper represents such an amateur approach; hence any comments backed up by professional erudition will be highly appreciated. Let me start from an attempt to sketch a relationship between professionals’ and amateurs’ contributions. The latter may be compared with the letters to the Editor of a journal, written by perceptive readers, while professionals contribute to the very content of the journal in question. Owing to such letters, the Editor and his professional staff can become more aware of the responses of educated public to the journal’s output.

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