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Leibniz’s Philosophy of Mind

[Revised entry by Mark Kulstad and Laurence Carlin on June 29, 2020.
Changes to: Main text, Bibliography]
Leibniz's place in the history of the philosophy of mind is best secured by his pre-established harmony. In a more popular view, this is the thesis that, roughly, there is no mind-body interaction strictly speaking, for there is only a non-causal relationship of harmony, parallelism, or correspondence between mind and body. Certainly, the pre-established harmony is important for a proper understanding of Leibniz's philosophy of mind. But there is much more to be considered, and even when it comes to the pre-established...
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