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Single Idea 12757

[catalogued under 28. God / C. Attitudes to God / 2. Pantheism]

Full Idea

That God is the very nature or substance of all things is the sort of doctrine of ill repute which a recent writer, subtle indeed, though profane, either introduced to the world or revived.

Gist of Idea

That God is the substance of all things is an ill-reputed doctrine


comment on Baruch de Spinoza (The Ethics [1675], I) by Gottfried Leibniz - On Nature Itself (De Ipsa Natura) 08

Book Reference

Leibniz,Gottfried: 'Philosophical Essays', ed/tr. Arlew,R /Garber,D [Hackett 1989], p.160

A Reaction

This is clearly a comment on Spinoza. Leibniz seems to have spent his whole life in shock after his meeting with Spinoza.