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Friday, October 28, 2011

Leibniz Love Affair

I've been enjoying Heidegger these days yet I'm also having a thing on the side with Leibniz. I find he is a little different from Deleuze's Leibniz. The affair was clinched when two days ago I discovered in some of his letters an argument almost identical to something I worked on in Realist Magic. Leibniz had gotten there via a different route. It was very pleasing.

I've always had a soft spot for Leibniz. It's those fish ponds within fish ponds.

So excited was I by the discovery that I went out and got some Rameau—I have a feeling Leibniz would have heard it. Does anyone have a sense of what music he liked? I know he writes very specifically about music theory. 

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