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The Root of Possibility

Robert Merrihew Adams

in Leibniz: Determinist, Theist, Idealist

Published in print February 1999 | ISBN: 9780195126495
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780199870974 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0195126491.003.0008
 The Root of Possibility

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Leibniz claims that the most satisfying, and correct, account of the ontological status of objects of logic (such as ideas or essences, possibilities, and necessary or eternal truths) is that their being consists in being objects of God's understanding; and that this provides an important argument for the existence of God. In this chapter these claims are examined, found plausible, and defended against charges of circularity.

Keywords: circularity; essence; eternal truths; God; Leibniz; ontological status; possibility

Chapter.  8850 words. 

Subjects: History of Western Philosophy

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