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    Leibniz, the microscope and the concept of preformation
    History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences 39 (1): 4. 2017.
    In recent years a certain emphasis has been put by some scholars on Leibniz’s concern about empirical sciences and the relations between such concern and the development of his mature metaphysical system. In this paper I focus on Leibniz’s interest for the microscope and the astonishing discoveries that such instrument made possible in the field of the life sciences during the last part of the Seventeenth century. The observation of physical bodies carried out by the “magnifying glasses” reveale…Read more
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    Leibniz on Animal Generation
    with Osvaldo Ottoviani
    The Leibniz Review 30 63-106. 2020.