The Leibniz Review 21:69-90 (2011)

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Laurence Carlin
University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh
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My aim in this paper is to underscore the novelty of Leibniz’s teleology from a historical perspective. I believe this perspective helps deliver a better understanding of the finer details of Leibniz’s employment of final causes. I argue in this paper that Leibniz was taking a stance on three central teleological issues that derive from Aristotle, issues that seem to have occupied nearly every advocate of final causes from Aristotle to Leibniz. I discuss the three Aristotelian issues, and how major thinkers treated them in the medieval period. I argue that Leibniz rejected all of the mainstream Aristotelian teleological views on these issues. I conclude that Leibniz broke with longstanding threads of teleological thinking in ways that were often extreme
Keywords History of Philosophy  Major Philosophers
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Reprint years 2012
ISBN(s) 1524-1556
DOI 10.5840/leibniz2011214
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