Chapter

Concluding Thoughts

Benson Mates

in The Philosophy of Leibniz

Published in print June 1989 | ISBN: 9780195059465
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780199833429 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0195059468.003.0015
Concluding Thoughts

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This chapter is largely concerned with what has been called “Leibniz's doctrine of superessentialism,” the doctrine that every attribute of an individual is absolutely essential to the existence of that individual, i.e., that no attribute is accidental.

Keywords: identity; Leibniz; nominalism; phenomenalism; superessentialism; Whorf

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Subjects: History of Western Philosophy

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