What Identity Or Diversity Is
Leibniz (Gottfried)
Source: Leibniz, Remnant, Bennett - New Essays on Human Understanding, Chapter 27
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Leibniz’s Summary1

  1. I have shown you the basis of true physical identity, and have shown that it doesn’t clash with moral identity or with memory either.
  2. And I have also shown that although moral identity and memory cannot always indicate a person’s physical identity, to the person in question or to his acquaintances, they never run counter to physical identity and are never totally divorced from it.
  3. Finally, I have shown that there are always created spirits who do or can know the truth of the matter, and that there is reason to think that things that make no difference from the point of view of the persons themselves will do so only temporarily.

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