Self and Substance in Leibniz by Marc Elliott Bobro

By Marc Elliott Bobro

There is a detailed connection in Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz’s brain among the notions of self and substance. R. W. Meyer, in his vintage 1948 textual content, Leibnitz and the Seventeenth-Century Revolution, writes that “the monad … is not anything yet a 1 représentation (in either senses of the French observe) of Leibniz’s character in metaphysical symbols; and there has been, lower than modern conditions, little need 2 to ‘introduce’ this idea except ‘propounding’ it. ” it isn't transparent what Meyer skill the following other than that from the dignity of his personal self, indirectly Leibniz involves his suggestion of easy substance, or monad. Herbert Carr, in a good past paintings, notes that Leibniz held that “the basically actual unities in nature are formal, no longer fabric. … [and] [f]or many years Leibniz was once content material to name the formal unities or immense varieties he used to be talking approximately, souls. This had the virtue that it referred without delay to the actual fact of expertise which provides the very three form of a considerable shape, the self or ego. ” ultimately, Nicholas Rescher, in his ordinary forthright demeanour, states that “[i]n all of Leibniz’s expositions of his philosophy, four the human individual is the paradigm of a substance.

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An individual’s attributes, at least understood as powers or faculties of that individual, do not necessarily cease to exist when not in use, or when certain contents are lost or gained, replaced or distorted. And, does not Leibniz speak of memory as a power at times? Recall what Leibniz writes about souvenir: “[It is the function of] recollection to put [what is “stored” in mémoire] before us again, What Makes Me A Person? 35 which it does often—but not always—when there is need for it to do so.

55 Also, see A vi, 6, 50f/NE Preface; A vi, 6, 475f/NE IV, 17, §3. See McRae, 45. 56 Also, see A vi, 1, 268 New Method (1695-1709? revision of a 1667 work). 57 Also, see GP vi, 69/Preliminary Discourse of Th §1. 58 See McRae, Leibniz: Perception, 46. 59 Look again at the interesting passage at A vi, 6, 475/NE IV, 17, §3. 60 Why not language, asks Scheffler, “Leibniz on Personal Identity and Moral Personality,” 229, fn. 17. For at A vi, 6, 275/NE III, 1, §2 it looks as if language is necessary for reasoning.

Bernard Williams, “Persons, Character and Morality,” in The Identities of Persons, ed. A. Rorty,197-216. 2 36 Chapter Two 3 See Samuel Scheffler, “Leibniz on Personal Identity and Moral Personality,” 228. 4 See Scheffler, “Leibniz on Personal Identity and Moral Personality,” 228f. 5 See, for instance, Catherine Wilson, Leibniz’s Metaphysics, 243. 6 ‘Person’ “is a Forensik Term appropriating Actions and their Merit; and so belongs only to intelligent Agents capable of a Law, and Happiness and Misery” (E II, 27, §26).

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