Johann Sturm

Johann Sturm
Born (1635-11-03)3 November 1635
Died 26 December 1703(1703-12-26) (aged 68)
Nationality German
Occupation Philosopher

Johann Christoph Sturm (3 November 1635 – 26 December 1703) was a German philosopher. Sturm is the author of Physica Electiva (1697), a book which criticized Leibniz and prompted him to publish a rebuke. Sturm's critique was aimed at Leibniz's view that Nature and/or its constituent parts possess some creative force of their own. This criticism was partly theological, in that Sturm claimed Leibniz's view of Nature undermined the sovereignty of the Creator.[1]

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  1. Gottfried Leibniz, Philosophical Papers and Letters, ed. by Leroy Loemker, (Dordrecht, Holland: D. Reidel Publishing, 1969) 499-508.

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