The “Death” of Monads : G. W. Leibniz on Death and Anti-Death

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Roinila , M 2016 , The “Death” of Monads : G. W. Leibniz on Death and Anti-Death . in C Tandy (ed.) , Death and Anti-Death . vol. 14 , RIA , Ann Arbor , pp. 243-266 .

Title: The “Death” of Monads : G. W. Leibniz on Death and Anti-Death
Author: Roinila, Markku
Editor: Tandy, Charles
Publisher: RIA
Date: 2016-12-25
Language: eng
Number of pages: 23
Belongs to series: Death and Anti-Death
ISBN: 1934297259
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/179821
Abstract: According to Leibniz, there is no death in the sense that the human being or animal is destroyed completely. This is due to his metaphysical pluralism which would suffer if the number of substances decreased. While animals transform into other animals after “death”, human beings are rewarded or punished of their behavior in this life. This paper presents a comprehensive account of how Leibniz thought the “death” to take place and discusses his often unclear views on the life after death. I will also present a new, naturalistic reading of Leibniz’s views on afterlife.
Subject: 611 Philosophy
Death
Thantology
Transformation
Afterlife
City of God
Hell
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