Leibniz's Formal Theory of Contingency Extended

In Ute Beckmann (ed.), "Für unser Glück oder das Glück anderer": Vorträge des X. Internationalen Leibniz-Kongresses. Georg Olms Verlag. pp. 451–466 (2016)
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This essay develops our meta-logical interpretation of Leibniz’s formal theory of contingency by taking up two additional issues not fully addressed in our earlier efforts. The first issue concerns the relationship between Leibniz’s formal theory of contingency and his views on species and essentialism. The second issue concerns the relationship between Leibniz’s formal theory of contingency and the modal status of the actual world.



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