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Tema creatiei continue in Eseurile de teodicee ale lui Leibniz
Continous Creation Theme în Leibnizian Essays of Theodicy

Author(s): Marius Dumitrescu
Subject(s): Philosophy
Published by: Editura Lumen, Asociatia Lumen
Keywords: Leibniz; Creation; God; possible worlds.

Summary/Abstract: In his Essays of theodicy, Gottfried Wilhelm von Leibniz presents an exciting theory according to which there is a multitude of possible worlds. What would appear to Descartes, from the standpoint of hyperbolic doubt, as something meaningless, just because it is probably, for the philosopher from Hanover it becomes the keystone of his entire philosophy. Supposition that „there could be” an infinity of possible will lead to the idea that God always will choose, according to its perfection, the best of all possible worlds. As we will sin, God has to intervene in order to preserve the best of all possible worlds. Constant intervention of God is conditioned by our free will and by the new contexts rising from free elections of the people. Thus, contrary to the deist theory, Leibniz advocates the theory of permanent intervention of Deity in Creation, or in other words, He makes a continuous Creation.

  • Issue Year: I/2012
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 49-66
  • Page Count: 18
  • Language: Romanian