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The Philosophy of LeibnizMetaphysics and Language$
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Benson Mates

Print publication date: 1989

Print ISBN-13: 9780195059465

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003

DOI: 10.1093/0195059468.001.0001

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Concluding Thoughts

Concluding Thoughts

(p.241) XIV Concluding Thoughts
The Philosophy of Leibniz

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This chapter is largely concerned with what has been called “Leibniz's doctrine of superessentialism,” the doctrine that every attribute of an individual is absolutely essential to the existence of that individual, i.e., that no attribute is accidental.

Keywords:   identity, Leibniz, nominalism, phenomenalism, superessentialism, Whorf

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