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Single Idea 13180

[catalogued under 27. Natural Reality / C. Space-Time / 1. Space / b. Space]

Full Idea

Extension is the order of coexisting possibles.

Gist of Idea

Space is the order of coexisting possibles


Gottfried Leibniz (Letters to Burcher De Volder [1706], 1703.06.20)

Book Reference

Leibniz,Gottfried: 'Philosophical Essays', ed/tr. Arlew,R /Garber,D [Hackett 1989], p.178

A Reaction

[In his next letter he uses the word 'space' instead of 'extension'] This is a rather startling different and modal definition of space. Cf Idea 13181.

Related Idea

Idea 13181 Time is the order of inconsistent possibilities [Leibniz]