Extrinsic Denominations and Universal Expression in Leibniz

Dialogue 43 (1):83-97 (2004)
The paper discusses Leibniz's theory of denominations, expression, and individual notions, the central claim being that the key to many of Leibniz's fundamental theses is to consider his argument, starting from his predicate-in-subject account of truth (that in a true statement the notion of the predicate is contained in that of the subject), against purely extrinsic denominations: this argument shows why there is an internal foundation for all denominations, why everything in the world is interconnected, why each substance expresses all the others, and why every change in the world is reflected as a real, internal change in every substance.
Keywords Leibniz  properties  expression
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DOI 10.1017/S0012217300003279
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