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Since Leibniz is known to have expressed opinions about Descartes' and Newton's abilities maybe he did the same for the prominent thinkers of antiquity. Did Leibniz ever express any opinion about Aristotle, Plato or Archimedes?

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    $\begingroup$ The SEP article on Leibniz describes the role of Plato and Aristotle in Leibniz's life, education, and work. $\endgroup$
    – nwr
    Dec 10, 2020 at 4:02
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    $\begingroup$ See Leibniz on Other Philosophers, although it is not very clear what sorts of opinions about "abilities" you are looking for. Like the thinly veiled personal barbs Leibniz and Newton traded in the priority dispute? $\endgroup$
    – Conifold
    Dec 10, 2020 at 6:47
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    $\begingroup$ Leibniz works are full of references to Aristotle; many also regarding Plato. Check with some edition of Leibniz's selected works (and letters). $\endgroup$ Dec 10, 2020 at 7:59
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    $\begingroup$ For A and P, see e.g. Gottfried Wilhelm Leibnizm Discourse on Metaphysics $\endgroup$ Dec 10, 2020 at 12:42
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    $\begingroup$ Regarding Archimedes, see e.g. Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz, The Early Mathematical Manuscripts $\endgroup$ Dec 10, 2020 at 12:44

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