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Is Leibniz concept of perfection is logic?

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Is Leibniz concept of perfection is logic?

Post by kordofany » May 18th, 2018, 4:16 pm

Leibnitz said that unlimited perfection is limited to divine perfection.
Is this sentence a fallacy between the concept of perfection which is limited and infinite?

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Re: Is Leibniz concept of perfection is logic?

Post by Name Is Unnecessary » May 21st, 2018, 5:29 am

As I look at it with dry logic, it is contradictory, but it should be obvious that this is an oxymoron, which is to say it is made On Purpose and has Broader Meaning. Considering what I know about Leibniz, what he meant could be that perfection is limited people's own projection on gods (coming from "divine perfection" in the main thread).

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Re: Is Leibniz concept of perfection is logic?

Post by SirBruce » August 27th, 2018, 10:08 pm

If I understood Leibniz’s concept of perfection correctly, my vision is this:
Only the divine can be perfect according to human’s definition of « perfection ». Since humans can’t conceive what « perfection » truly is, as they are not devine, therefore, « perfection » must be limited to the devine wich is infinite by definition. Makes sense??

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Re: Is Leibniz concept of perfection is logic?

Post by Newme » November 29th, 2018, 1:39 am

kordofany wrote:
May 18th, 2018, 4:16 pm
Leibnitz said that unlimited perfection is limited to divine perfection.
Is this sentence a fallacy between the concept of perfection which is limited and infinite?
It’s a statement of faith or reference to that which is unknown but believed - a standard of perfection of which we are all clueless, and of which is reserved only for God - that which is infinite. Implied is that God sees all, limitless possibilities of perfection, whereas we tend to just focus on one or few.

"Now this interconnection, relationship, or this adaptation of all things to each particular one, and of each one to all the rest, brings it about that every simple substance has relations which express all the others and that it is consequently a perpetual living mirror of the universe."

"If the representation were distinct as to the details of the entire universe, each monad would be a Deity. It is not in the object represented that the monads are limited, but in the modification of their knowledge of the object. In a confused way they reach out to infinity or to the whole, but are limited and differentiated in the degree of their distinct perceptions."
- Leibniz

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