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Leibniz: Body, Substance, Monad$
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Daniel Garber

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780199566648

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199566648.001.0001

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Reforming Mechanism: Body and Force, Matter and Form (I)

Reforming Mechanism: Body and Force, Matter and Form (I)

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Leibniz: Body, Substance, Monad

Daniel Garber (Contributor Webpage)

Oxford University Press

This chapter discusses Leibniz's first steps toward his mature philosophy through force and motion. It discusses arguments that Leibniz offers for adding substantial form to extended bodies that derive from considerations related to conservation of force, the need for resistance in bodies, and the nature of motion

Keywords:   Leibniz, substantial forms, physical world, resistance, conservation, activity, force, motion, vis viva

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