Philosophical Studies Series

Real Alternatives, Leibniz’s Metaphysics of Choice

Authors: Savage, R.O.

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In the `Preliminary Dissertation' of his Theodicy, Leibniz declares himself an apologist for the compatibilist doctrines of original sin, election and reprobation propounded by the theologians of the Augsburg Confession. According to those theologians, man's actions are determined but man retains the power to act otherwise and therefore is responsible for his actions. Savage argues that Leibniz, in formulating his apology, availed himself of both his doctrine of possible worlds and his finite-infinite analysis distinction (the latter being applied within the former). Savage challenges the dogma that Leibniz's metaphysical principles entail that individuals are powerless to act otherwise and that God cannot conceive of them acting otherwise. He argues that interpreters deduce the dogma from those principles with the aid of dubious extra-textual premises, for example, that a Leibnizian individual has only one complete concept or cannot be persons other than the person it actually is.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Real Alternatives, Leibniz’s Metaphysics of Choice
Authors
Series Title
Philosophical Studies Series
Series Volume
74
Copyright
1998
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-011-4968-6
DOI
10.1007/978-94-011-4968-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-7923-5057-6
Softcover ISBN
978-94-010-6086-8
Series ISSN
0921-8599
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 198
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