Ideas from 'Principle of Life and Plastic Natures' by Gottfried Leibniz [1705], by Theme Structure

[found in 'Leibniz Selections' by Leibniz,Gottfried (ed/tr Wiener,Philip P.) [Scribners 1951,]].

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12. Knowledge Sources / B. Perception / 1. Perception
Not all of perception is accompanied by consciousness
17. Mind and Body / A. Mind-Body Dualism / 5. Parallelism
Souls act as if there were no bodies, and bodies act as if there were no souls
24. Applied Ethics / C. Death Issues / 1. Death
Death and generation are just transformations of an animal, augmented or diminished
26. Natural Theory / A. Speculations on Nature / 7. Later Matter Theories / a. Early Modern matter
Not all of matter is animated, any more than a pond full of living fish is animated
Every particle of matter contains organic bodies
28. God / B. Proving God / 3. Proofs of Evidence / a. Cosmological Proof
Mechanics shows that all motion originates in other motion, so there is a Prime Mover
28. God / B. Proving God / 3. Proofs of Evidence / b. Teleological Proof
All substances are in harmony, even though separate, so they must have one divine cause