Leibniz and Foucher
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Leibniz also considered the problems of Cartesian dualism. His New System was partially inspired by Foucher’s objections to Cartesianism, and can be seen as providing a way to avoid Cartesian difficulties. Hence, we shall now present an interpretation of Leibniz’s New System, with emphasis on his concern with first principles, certain knowledge, and the external world. This will be done in the context of Foucher’s criticisms of Leibniz. The chapter concludes with an examination of Leibniz’s system in its role of solving Cartesian problems.
KeywordsExternal World Substantial Form Material Thing Philosophical Paper External Thing
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