Papers

These are the drafts and proofs of my published and forthcoming articles.

Equivalence of hypotheses and Galilean censure in Leibniz : A conspiracy or a way to moderate censure?

I argue that if hypotheses for Leibniz were merely equivalent, this would not provide a reason for lifting censure of Galileo, who claimed that the Earth really moves and the Church was in error on this point; that Leibniz’s position in his cosmology was indeed a kind of instrumentalism, so that it did not involve any compromise with the Church; and that Leibniz is advocating a position that Galileo should be subject to censure but not because of his physics and because of his misinterpretation of the status of Scripture.
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