The intellectual life and work of G.W. Leibniz can be considered as a paradigm of the construction of knowledge through dialogue: his work was not only nourished by an incomparable personal exchange of ideas with his contemporaries, but also by a true dialogue between different disciplines, countries, cultures, currents of thought and the philosophical and scientific tradition that preceded him. Leibniz always maintained a dialogic and open attitude in his profession as a philosopher, mathematician, politician, and historian, and he also prompted the creation of scientific academies that provided the conditions of possibility for this dialogue to be extended throughout time and space.
In times of post-truth, of crisis of modern reason, of insensitive ideologies, of the overwhelming noise of social media, it becomes imperative to strengthen the dialogic nature of reason. Leibniz made an important contribution to the search for a dialogic, open, conciliatory, tolerant and integrating reason. In this way, it takes part in a tradition of thought that extends to the present day, a thought that places dialogue at the service of reason and reason at the service of dialogue.
The Leibnizian international community is invited to reflect on the dialogic nature of Leibnizian thought in any of the areas covered by his extensive work.
- Metaphysics and ontology
- Philosophy of Nature
- Philosophy and History of Science and Technology
- Logic, Mathematics, and Philosophy of Mathematics
- Epistemology, Philosophy of Mind, and Philosophy of Language
- Ethics, Political Philosophy, and Philosophy of Law
- Theodicy, Theology, and Philosophy of Religion
- Metametaphysics and Methodology
- Reception of Leibniz work
- Sources in Leibnizian thought
- Leibniz and Latin America