3 November 1635|
26 December 1703 68) (aged|
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.
Works by Sturm
- Collegium experimentale, Nuremberg: Endter, vol. 1 (1676), available here and here; vol. 2 (1685) available here, here, and here.
- Physica electiva sive hypothetica, vol 1, Nuremberg: Endter, 1697, available here and here; vol.2, Altdorf: Kohles, 1698.
- A list of works by Sturm with links to online versions is available at Astronomie in Nürnberg, section "Ausgewählte Werke".
Studies on Sturm
- ↑ Gottfried Leibniz, Philosophical Papers and Letters, ed. by Leroy Loemker, (Dordrecht, Holland: D. Reidel Publishing, 1969) 499-508.