Substantial Form - Response To Criticism

Response To Criticism

Leibniz made efforts to return to forms. Substantial forms, in the strictest sense for Leibniz, are primitive active forces and are required for his metaphysics.

In the Discourse on Metaphysics (ยง10):

"(...) the belief in substantial forms has a certain basis in fact, but that these forms effect no changes in the phenomena and must not be employed for the explanation of particular events. (...)"

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