Paul Lodge

Paul Lodge
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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. 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).
  2. G. W. Leibniz: Key Philosophical Writings (with L. Strickland) - edited with an introduction (Oxford University Press, expected publication 2018).
  3. Locke and Leibniz on Substance (with T. Stoneham) - edited with an introduction (Routledge, 2015), pp. 258.
  4. Leibniz’s Correspondence with De Volder - edition and translation into English (Yale University Press,  2013), pp. ci+415.
  5. Leibniz and His Correspondents - edited, with an introduction (Cambridge University Press, 2004; Paperback 2007), pp. 310.


  1. “The Theodicy,” in Paul Lodge and Lloyd Strickland ed., G. W. Leibniz: Key Philosophical Writings. (Oxford University Press, forthcoming).
  2. “Eternal Punishment, Universal Salvation and Pragmatic Theology in Leibniz,” in Lloyd Strickland et. al. ed. Universal Genius – Tercentenary Essays on the Philosophy & Science of G.W. Leibniz (Palgrave Macmillan, 2017), 301-24.
  3. “‘Whether any material being thinks, or no.’ Leibniz’s Critique of Locke on Superaddition,” in W. Lie et. Al. ed. Für Unser Glück, oder das Glück Anderer. Vorträge des X, Internationalen Leibniz-Kongress, (Olms, 2016), 103-27.
  4. “True and False Mysticism in Leibniz,” The Leibniz Review (2015), 55-87.
  5. “Theodicy, Metaphysics and Metaphilosophy in Leibniz,” Philosophical Topics 43 (2015), 27-52.
  6. “Leibniz,” in L. Nolan ed. The Cambridge Descartes Lexicon (Cambridge University Press, 2015), 449-51.
  7. “Heidegger on the Being of Monads: Lessons in Leibniz and in the Practice of Reading the History of Philosophy,” British Journal for the History of Philosophy (2015), 1169-1191.
  8. “Corporeal Substances as Monadic Composites in Leibniz’s Later Philosophy,” in A Nita ed. Between Continuity and Transformation: Leibniz on Substance and Substantial Forms (Springer, 2015), 107-24.
  9. “Created Substance and Occasionalism in Leibniz,” in P. Lodge and T. Stoneham ed. Locke and Leibniz on Substance (Routledge, 2015), 186-202.
  10. “Leibniz’s Mill Argument Against Mechanical Materialism Revisited,” Ergo 1, 2014.
  11. “Leibniz and the Two Sophies: The Philosophical Correspondence. ed. and trans. by Lloyd Strickland.” The Leibniz Review 22 (2012), 179-90 (Review article).
  12. “Leibniz on Infinite Analysis, Lucky Proof, and Guaranteed Proof,” (with Gonzalo Rodriguez-Pereyra), Archiv für Geschichte der Philosophie 93 (2011), 222-36.
  13. “The Empirical Grounds for Leibniz’s ‘Real Metaphysics’,” The Leibniz Review 20 (2010), 13-38.
  14. "Unconscious Conceiving and Leibnizs Argument for Primitive Concepts,” (with Stephen Puryear), Studia Leibnitiana 28/29, (2006-07), 178-96.
  15. “Garber’s Interpretations of Leibniz on Corporeal Substance in the ‘Middle Years’,” The Leibniz Review (2005), 1-27.
  16. “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.
  17. “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.
  18. “Leibniz on Relativity and the Motion of Bodies,” Philosophical Topics, 31 (2003), 277-308.
  19. “Leibniz on Divisibility, Aggregates, and Cartesian Bodies,” Studia Leibnitiana 34 (2002), 59-80.
  20. “Leibniz, Bayle, and Locke on Faith and Reason,” (with Ben Crowe) American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly 76 (2002), 575-600
  21. “Leibniz’s Notion of an Aggregate,” British Journal for the History of Philosophy 9 (2001), 404-425.
  22. “The Debate over Extended Substance in Leibniz’s Correspondence with De Volder,” International Studies in the Philosophy of Science 15 (2001), 155-65.
  23. “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.
  24. “Leibniz’s Commitment to the Pre-established Harmony in the late 1670s and Early 1680s,” Archiv für Geschichte der Philosophie 80 (1998), 292-320.
  25. “The Failure of Leibniz’s Correspondence with De Volder,” Leibniz Society Review 8 (1998), 47-67.
  26. “Leibniz’s Heterogeneity Argument Against the Cartesian Conception of Body,” Studia Leibnitiana 30 (1998), 83-102.
  27. “Stepping Back Inside Leibniz’s Mill,” (with Marc Bobro) The Monist 81 (1998), 554-73.
  28. “Force and the Nature of Body in Discourse on Metaphysics §§17-18,” Leibniz SocietyReview 7 (1997), 116-24.
  29. "Leibniz Microfilms at the University of Pennsylvania," Leibniz Society Review 6 (1996), 164-69.