Dissertation, University of Pittsburgh (2006)

Stephen Puryear
North Carolina State University
I argue for three main claims about Leibniz. (1) He views representation as a kind of structural correspondence between the representing thing and its target. (2) The primary sense in which he considers a perception or representation distinct, as opposed to confused, concerns the degree to which its structure is explicit or consciously accessible. (3) This is also the sense in which he takes concepts or ideas to be distinct.
Keywords Leibniz  perception  representation  distinctness  confusion  expression  mind  color  sensible qualities
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