Philosophy East and West (forthcoming)

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Allison Aitken
Harvard University
Jeffrey McDonough
Harvard University
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This paper argues that Śrīgupta and Leibniz accept similar metaphysical principles concerning unity, aggregates, and being. It then shows how from those shared principles, Śrīgupta and Leibniz arrive at similar conclusions concerning the reality of ordinary bodies and radically different conclusions about fundamental ontology.
Keywords Śrīgupta, Leibniz, unity, being
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DOI 10.1353/pew.0.0189
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