Daniel Garber, Leibniz: Body, Substance, Monad
Leibniz: Body, Substance, Monad by Daniel Garber
Review by: Justin E. H. Smith
HOPOS: The Journal of the International Society for the History of Philosophy
of Science , Vol. 1, No. 1 (Spring 2011), pp. 153-157
Published by: The University of Chicago Press on behalf of the International
Society for the History of Philosophy of Science
Article DOI: 10.1086/656672
Article Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.1086/656672
"In this later monadological view, Leibniz has certainly not eliminated the
complex world of corporeal
substances, nested in one another to infinity. This world is still very much a
part of Leibniz抯 picture.
Indeed, he often (though not always) continues to use the terminology that he
had used in his earlier writings,
calling its constituents composite substances, compound substances, or even
But in the monadological metaphysics there is something new, a metaphysical
sub-basement of simple
substances added to the earlier view of bugs in bugs, a kind of absolute
grounding for that world, a domain of
genuine metaphysical unities that don抰 themselves contain any further unities. "
The above is part of a review. The complete text of the book is given at
Dr. Roger Clough NIST (ret.) 6/11/2013
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