Jonathan Bennett

in Learning from Six Philosophers Volume 1

Published in print February 2001 | ISBN: 9780198250913
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191597053 | DOI:

Series: Learning from Six Philosophers (2 Volumes)


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Deals with Leibniz's doctrine that all activities of each monad are correlated with activities of all the others, in a universal harmony. His reasons for this, and the work he makes it do, including his view that the universe is deterministic in both temporal directions is given. Monadic points of view and Leibniz's reasons for holding that some perceptions are insensible are also handled.

Keywords: determinism; harmony; insensible; Leibniz; monad; point of view

Chapter.  6967 words. 

Subjects: History of Western Philosophy

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