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Self and Substance in Leibniz Marc Elliott Bobro

Self and Substance in Leibniz

Marc Elliott Bobro

Published June 29th 2004
ISBN : 9781402020247
Hardcover
144 pages
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We are omniscient but confused, says Leibniz. He also says that we live in the best of all possible worlds, yet do not causally interact. So what are we? Leibniz is known for many things, including the ideality of space and time, calculus, plans forMoreWe are omniscient but confused, says Leibniz. He also says that we live in the best of all possible worlds, yet do not causally interact. So what are we? Leibniz is known for many things, including the ideality of space and time, calculus, plans for a universal language, theodicy, and ecumenism. But he is not known for his ideas on the self and personal identity. This book shows that Leibniz offers an original, internally coherent theory of personal identity, a theory that stands on its own even next to Lockes contemporaneous and more famous version. This book will appeal not only to students of Leibnizs thought but also to philosophers and psychologists interested in methodological problems in understanding or formulating theories of self and personal identity.