On Tue, Aug 14, 2012 at 2:07 PM, Stephen P. King <stephe...@charter.net>wrote:
> On 8/14/2012 10:45 AM, Roger wrote:
> Hi Stephen P. King
> Leibniz' best possible world is a conjecture
> based on L's two worlds of logic:
> 1) There is logic that is either always true or false, called the logic of
> reason or necessity.
> One could call this "theory"
> 2) The logic of contingency, also called the logic of "fact", experimental
> or praxis, which can be true or false -- depending on the
> perfection of the entity
> or the time of occurrence. "actuality"
> Most people who acccuse God of injustice or unfairness by a supposedly
> loving God
> confuse theory with actuality. Earthquakes do occur because the world has
> or cracks ior the cointinental plaes don't fit perfectly together.
> And any fact must be that way for a reason, the reason also may be
> contingent, etc.
> up the line.
"Everything that is possible demands to exist." -- Leibniz
If everything possible exists (in Plato's heaven / the omniscient mind of
God) then so do all universes, all possible histories, all possible
observations and experiences, all points of view, all traces of the
execution of all programs, etc. Thus, if God is omniscient, he can't help
the fact that bad things happen.
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups
"Everything List" group.
To post to this group, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
To unsubscribe from this group, send email to
For more options, visit this group at