•  5
    Malebranche's Moral Philosophy: Divine and Human Justice.'
    In Steven M. Nadler (ed.), The Cambridge Companion to Malebranche, Cambridge University Press. pp. 220--61. 2000.
  •  16
    To mark the 300th anniversary of the composition of Leibniz’ most important mature writing on justice, the Méditation sur la notion commune de la justice, I published an interpretation of this work in The Leibniz Review. But Dr. Andreas Blank, dissatisfied with my Platonizing “reading” of the Méditation, published his own commentary in the same Review —treating not just my 2003 article but also my Leibniz’ Universal Jurisprudence: Justice as the Charity of the Wise and several smaller writings f…Read more
  •  11
    The latest volume of Leibniz’s “General Political and Historical Correspondence” in the great Berlin-Brandenburg Academy Edition, covering the period May to December 1699, contains a number of letters bearing on Leibniz’s central practical idea—that “universal” justice, rightly conceived, is a positive, other-aiding caritas sapientis seu benevolentia universalis ; that such justice “contains” or encloses all of the moral virtues; and that it relates to “the common good” or “the perfection of the…Read more
  • Sämtliche Schriften und Briefe
    The Leibniz Review 21 119-151. 2011.
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    Academy Edition
    The Leibniz Review 18 171-192. 2008.
  •  26
    The text includes fragments of his work that have never before been translated.
  •  55
    To mark the 300th anniversary of the composition of Leibniz’ most important mature writing on justice, the Méditation sur la notion commune de la justice, I published an interpretation of this work in The Leibniz Review. But Dr. Andreas Blank, dissatisfied with my Platonizing “reading” of the Méditation, published his own commentary in the same Review —treating not just my 2003 article but also my Leibniz’ Universal Jurisprudence: Justice as the Charity of the Wise and several smaller writings f…Read more
  • Sämtliche Schriften und Briefe
    The Leibniz Review 20 97-114. 2010.
  •  5
    G. W. Leibniz
    The Leibniz Review 6 127-131. 1996.
  •  23
    Michael Oakeshott as a critic of Hobbes's theory of the will
    Rivista di Storia Della Filosofia 1. 2004.
    Michael Oakeshott as a Critic of Hobbes's Theory of the Will - ABSTRACT: Patrick Riley asks why the post-War Oakeshott stopped speaking of the incoherence of Hobbes’s philosophy of volition, as he had in his Hobbes studies before the War. One answer is that he became more and more sensitive to the necessity of counterbalancing the determinist reading of Hobbes, which tended to be dominant in the 1970s’ Hobbes studies. He cites the example of Thomas Spragens’s The Politics of Motion , according t…Read more
  •  30
    Leibniz on Natural Law in the Nouveaux essais
    In Marcelo Dascal (ed.), Leibniz: What Kind of Rationalist?, Springer. pp. 279--289. 2008.
  •  25
    The latest volume of Leibniz’ Politische Schriften, in the great Akademie-Ausgabe of the Sämtliche Schriften und Briefe, reveals the astonishing range of Leibniz’ political-moral-legal-religious-scientific-cultural concerns: if the first, largest and most important section of this new fifth volume deals with justice and law, that is only to be expected, since Leibniz’ doctoral degree was in law and jurisprudence, and since he served as jurisconsult and “intimate counsellor of justice” to an ever…Read more
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    L’Angelologia Leibniziana
    The Leibniz Review 20 81-83. 2010.
  • Sämtliche Schriften und Briefe (review)
    The Leibniz Review 20 97-114. 2010.
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    Response to Rutherford
    The Leibniz Review 7 95-102. 1997.
    The greatest satisfaction a scholar can know is to have his work intelligently appreciated by the most competent judges. I am therefore delighted when Professor Donald Rutherford, the author of that superb book, Leibniz and the Rational Order of Nature, generously describes my Leibniz’ Universal Jurisprudence: Justice as the Charity of the Wise as “a wonderful achievement.” I am especially pleased that he thinks I made a respectable case for Leibniz’ anti-Hobbesian, Christian-Platonist definitio…Read more
  • Academy Edition: Reihe I, Band 20 (review)
    The Leibniz Review 18 171-192. 2008.