Leibniz on Substance and God in "That a Most Perfect Being is Possible"

@article{Okrent2000LeibnizOS,
  title={Leibniz on Substance and God in "That a Most Perfect Being is Possible"},
  author={Nick Okrent},
  journal={Philosophy and Theology},
  year={2000},
  volume={12},
  pages={79-93}
}
  • Nick Okrent
  • Published 2000
  • Philosophy
  • Philosophy and Theology
Leibniz used Descartes' strict notion of substance in "That a Most Perfect being is Possible" to characterize God but did not intend to undermine his own philosophical views by denying that there are created substances. The metaphysical view of substance in this passage is Cartesian. A discussion of radical substance without any sort of denial in the possibility of other substances does not indicate Spinozism. If this interpretation is correct, then the passage is neither anomalous nor… Expand

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