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It can have its effect only through the intervention of God, inasmuch as in the ideas of God a monad rightly demands that God, in…
For since it is impossible for a created monad to have a physical influence on the inner nature of another, this is the only way…
This is why the ultimate reason of things must lie in a necessary substance, in which the differentiation of the changes only exists eminently as…
It follows from what we have just said, that the natural changes of monads come from an internal principle, since an external cause would be…
The ultimate reason of things must lie in a necessary substance, in which the differentiation of the changes only exists eminently as in their source;…
Now where there are no parts, there neither extension, nor shape, nor divisibility is possible. And these monads are the true atoms of nature and,…
I also take it as granted that every created thing, and consequently the created monad also, is subject to change, and indeed that this change…
But in simple substances the influence of one monad over another is ideal only.
Whence it follows that God is absolutely perfect, since perfection is nothing but magnitude of positive reality, in the strict sense, setting aside the limits…
I hold that the mark of a genuine idea is that its possibility can be proved, either a priori by conceiving its cause or reason,…
Men act like brutes in so far as the sequences of their perceptions arise through the principle of memory only, like those empirical physicians who…
I maintain also that substances, whether material or immaterial, cannot be conceived in their bare essence without any activity, activity being of the essence of…
When a truth is necessary, the reason for it can be found by analysis, that is, by resolving it into simpler ideas and truths until…
Indeed every monad must be different from every other. For there are never in nature two beings, which are precisely alike, and in which it…
I do not conceive of any reality at all as without genuine unity.
There are also two kinds of truths: truth of reasoning and truths of fact. Truths of reasoning are necessary and their opposite is impossible; those…
Finally there are simple ideas of which no definition can be given; there are also axioms or postulates, or in a word primary principles, which…
Music is the pleasure the human mind experiences from counting without being aware that it is counting.
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