Do you know of any philosophical view on translation in early modern philosophy (Descartes, Spinoza, Leibniz)?

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    All three of them spoke fluently in more than one language and the consensus seems to be that translations just reach different classes of readers. What's more Descartes and Leibniz had some ideas about a universal language. The topic is vast and fascinating; perhaps you might browse the recent volume (in French ) Le Blanc and L. Simonutti (eds.), Le masque de l’écriture. philosophie et traduction de la Renaissance aux Lumières, Genève: Droz, 2015,
    – sand1
    Nov 30 '20 at 21:52
  • @sand1 Do you know where in which works Descartes and Leibniz talk about universal language? Btw, I don’t know French.
    – Sasan
    Dec 1 '20 at 13:15

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