Sukjae Lee (NHC Fellow, 2006–07)

Project Title

The Untimely Modern: Leibniz and His Rehabilitation of Formal and Final Causes

The Ohio State University

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Fellowship Work Summary, 2006–07

Sukjae Lee wrote an article, "Necessary Connections and Continuous Creation: Malebranche's Two Arguments for Occasionalism," for publication in the Journal of the History of Philosophy, and another, "Passive Natures and No Representations: Malebranche's Two Local Arguments for Occasionalism," for publication in the Harvard Review of Philosophy. In addition, he completed a draft of an article, "Substantial Independence: Leibniz's Criticism of Occasionalism as Spinozism," and began work on two others: "Leibniz on Efficient Causality" and "Berkeley on the Activity of Spirit."