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Video Meliora Proboque, Deteriora Sequor

Jack D. Davidson

in Leibniz

Published in print January 2005 | ISBN: 9780195143744
Published online April 2005 | e-ISBN: 9780199835317 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0195143744.003.0013
Video Meliora Proboque, Deteriora Sequor

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This essay explores Leibniz’s account of why we sin, focusing in the question of intellectualism. Leibniz views human nature as both godlike and weak, and implicates the character in his diagnosis of moral failing. He provides an account of psychological conflict that does not involve identifying the mind, and connects in deep and important ways to core doctrines in his metaphysics.

Keywords: Leibniz; sin; intellectualism

Chapter.  10931 words. 

Subjects: History of Western Philosophy

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