Leibniz's Ethics

[Revised entry by Andrew Youpa on October 31, 2016. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Although Leibniz never wrote a systematic ethical treatise, in his view theology is a type of
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[Revised entry by Andrew Youpa on October 31, 2016. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Although Leibniz never wrote a systematic ethical treatise, in his view theology is a type of jurisprudence, a science of law (NE, p. 526). And Leibniz contributed a systematic work to the field of theology, namely, the Theodicy (1710), the only large-scale philosophical work that he published during his lifetime. Given that Leibniz the natural theologian and metaphysician is, at the same time, a moral philosopher, ethics has a central place in his philosophical system. No divisions exist among the nominally different fields. Thus...

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