Before Objectivity: The Concept of Distributive Knowledge in Early Modern Metaphysics
History of Philosophy
Eugeny Malyshkin
Lada Shipovalova
Published 2016-04-01
https://doi.org/10.15388/Problemos.2016.89.9893
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Keywords

distributive knowledge
Descartes
Leibniz
Kant
early modern philosophy
objectivity

How to Cite

Malyshkin E., & Shipovalova L. (2016). Before Objectivity: The Concept of Distributive Knowledge in Early Modern Metaphysics. Problemos, 89, 132-140. https://doi.org/10.15388/Problemos.2016.89.9893

Abstract

The paper discusses the concept of distribution of ideas and, accordingly, of knowledge, which can be found in the early modern metaphysics. This concept was not completely developed and was overshadowed by the concept of objectivity. An attempt to formalize the distributivity is made. The role played by the idea of distributive knowledge in pre-Kantian metaphysics is demonstrated with a special attention to Leibniz’s doctrine. We argue, that the events of communication between individuals are based on points of distributive knowledge.

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