This chapter focuses on Leibniz’s argument that the mind is not a blank tablet or tabula rasa, since such blank tablets would be perfectly similar. But the argument does not work, since it wrongly presupposes that if the mind is a blank tablet, then the mind does not always think. The chapter also discusses Leibniz’s arguments, from the Identity of Indiscernibles, for the theses that there is no mind without thoughts, no substance that does not act, no indifference of equilibrium, and no indiscernible embodied minds.
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