In Wenchao Li (ed.), Für unser Glück oder das Glück anderer. Georg Olms. pp. 169-177 (2016)

Stephen Puryear
North Carolina State University
I argue that Leibniz consistently subscribes to the view that phenomena (thus bodies) have their being in perceiving substances. I then argue that this mentalistic conception of phenomenon coheres with three of his doctrines of body: (1) that bodies presuppose the unities or simple substances on which they are founded; (2) that bodies are aggregates of those substances; and (3) that bodies derive or borrow their reality from their simple constituents.
Keywords Leibniz  body  matter  phenomena  substance  monads
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Leibniz: Body, Substance, Monad.Daniel Garber - 2009 - Oxford University Press.
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