Ideas from 'Letters to Foucher' by Gottfried Leibniz [1675], by Theme Structure

[found in 'Philosophical Essays' by Leibniz,Gottfried (ed/tr Arlew,R /Garber,D) [Hackett 1989,0-87220-062-0]].

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8. Modes of Existence / C. Powers and Dispositions / 4. Powers as Essence
Essence is primitive force, or a law of change
26. Natural Theory / C. Causation / 3. General Causation / d. Causal necessity
The connection in events enables us to successfully predict the future, so there must be a constant cause