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Leibniz and the necessity of the best possible world

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Leibniz has long faced a challenge about the coherence of the distinction between necessary and contingent truths in his philosophy. In this paper, I propose and examine a new way to save genuine contingency within a Leibnizian framework. I conclude that it succeeds in formally solving the problem, but at unbearable cost. I present Leibniz's challenge by considering God's choice of the best possible world (Sect. 2). God necessarily exists and necessarily chooses to actualize the best possible...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
Philosophy Faculty
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Publisher:
Taylor and Francis
Journal:
Australasian Journal of Philosophy More from this journal
Volume:
92
Issue:
3
Pages:
507-523
Publication date:
2014-02-26
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EISSN:
1471-6828
ISSN:
0004-8402
Language:
English
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pubs:452318
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uuid:b82d385a-436e-4cea-b070-b2f93a22e578
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pubs:452318
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452318
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2016-07-21

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