Leibniz on the Union of Body and Soul


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Marleen Rozemond
University of Toronto at Mississauga
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Leibniz took pride in the Pre-established Harmony as an account of mind-body union. On the other hand, he sometimes claimed that he did not have a good account of such a union. I explain the tension by distinguishing between two importantly different issues that concern the union: body-soul interaction and the per se unity of the composite. Furthermore, I argue that, contrary to R.M. Adams, Leibniz did have the philosophical resources to account for a per se unity of the body-soul composite by invoking Aristolian scholastic solutions to that problem.
Keywords per se unity  body-soul interaction  substantial form  pre-established harmony
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DOI 10.1515/agph.1997.79.2.150
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