Publication Date

4-25-2021

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Warmke, Craig

Degree Name

B.A. (Bachelor of Arts)

Department

Department of Philosophy

Abstract

Leibniz's version of Idealism did not cooperate with the dominant beliefs of his time. For this reason, many set out to expose the flaws they believed to cause these Idealist arguments to fail. His critics labeled him an occasionalist due to not attributing genuine causal powers to creatures, leaving God alone to be causally efficacious in the world. Leibniz himself does not believe that his version of Idealism commits him to an occasionalist point of view, and I intend to demonstrate that Leibnizian Idealism withstands arguments that aim to label him an occasionalist for the role of God in his system of Monads.

Extent

16 pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

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In Copyright

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