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Dr Paul Lodge

University Lecturer in Early Modern Philosophy
Tutorial Fellow in Philosophy
Mansfield College

Mansfield College
Mansfield Road,
Oxford, OX1 3TF

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Research Interests

Early Modern Philosophy (especially Leibniz), Heidegger

Paul Lodge


1998 - 2003 Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy, Tulane University


1992 - 1998 Ph.D. in Philosophy - Rutgers University
1990 - 1991 M.A. (with Distinction) in Philosophy of Mind - Leeds University
1987 - 1990 B.A. (1st Class) in Philosophy and Psychology – University of Oxford



  1. Leibniz and His Correspondents - edited, with an introduction (Cambridge University Press, 2004; Paperback 2007), pp. 310.

  2. Leibniz’s Correspondence with De Volder - edition and translation into English (Yale University Press, in press).

  3. G.W. Leibniz: Philosophical Publications. Vol. 1: The Journal Articles - edited and translated (co-translators: R. Francks, A. LoLordo and R. S. Woolhouse). (Oxford University Press, in preparation).


  1. "Leibniz Microfilms at the University of Pennsylvania," Leibniz Society Review 6 (1996), 164-69.

  2. “Force and the Nature of Body in Discourse on Metaphysics §§17-18,” Leibniz SocietyReview 7 (1997), 116-24.

  3. “Stepping Back Inside Leibniz ’s Mill,” (with Marc Bobro) The Monist 81 (1998), 554-73.

  4. “Leibniz ’s Heterogeneity Argument Against the Cartesian Conception of Body,” StudiaLeibnitiana 30 (1998), 83-102.

  5. “The Failure of Leibniz ’s Correspondence with De Volder,” Leibniz Society Review 8 (1998), 47-67.

  6. “Leibniz ’s Commitment to the Pre-established Harmony in the late 1670s and Early 1680s,” Archiv für Geschichte der Philosophie 80 (1998), 292-320.

  7. “Derivative and Primitive Forces in Leibnizian Bodies,” in H. Poser ed. Nihil Sine Ratione: Mensch, Natur und Technik im Wirken von G. W. Leibniz (2001), 720-27.

  8. “The Debate over Extended Substance in Leibniz ’s Correspondence with De Volder,” International Studies in the Philosophy of Science 15 (2001), 155-65.

  9. “Leibniz ’s Notion of an Aggregate,” British Journal for the History of Philosophy 9 (2001), 404-425.

  10. “Leibniz, Bayle, and Locke on Faith and Reason,” (with Ben Crowe) American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly 76 (2002), 575-600

  11. “Leibniz on Divisibility, Aggregates, and Cartesian Bodies,” Studia Leibnitiana 34 (2002), 59-80.

  12. “Leibniz on Relativity and the Motion of Bodies,” Philosophical Topics, 31 (2003), 277-308.

  13. “Leibniz’s Close Encounter with Cartesianism in the Correspondence with De Volder,” in P. Lodge ed. Leibniz and His Correspondents (Cambridge University Press, 2004), 162-92.

  14. “Burchard de Volder: Crypto-Spinozist or Disenchanted Cartesian?” in T. Schmaltz ed. Receptions of Descartes: Cartesianism and Anti-Cartesianism in Early Modern Europe (Routledge, 2005), 128-46.

  15. “Garber’s Interpretations of Leibniz on Corporeal Substance in the ‘Middle Years’, ”The Leibniz Review (2005), 1-27.

  16. "Unconscious Conceiving and Leibnizs Argument for Primitive Concepts,” (with Stephen Puryear) , Studia Leibnitiana 28/29, (2006-07), 178-96.

  17. “The Empirical Grounds for Leibniz’s ‘Real Metaphysics’,” The Leibniz Review 20 (2010), 13-38.

  18. “Leibniz on Infinite Analysis, Lucky Proof, and Guaranteed Proof,” (with Gonzalo Rodriguez-Pereyra), Archiv für Geschichte der Philosophie 93 (2011), 222-36.

  19. “Leibniz, ” in L. Nolan ed. The Cambridge Descartes Lexicon (Cambridge University Press, forthcoming)

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