Ideas from 'Letters to Wolff' by Gottfried Leibniz [1715], 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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9. Objects / D. Essence of Objects / 9. Essence and Properties
The properties of a thing flow from its essence
                        Full Idea: It is the same to look for perfection in an essence and in the properties that flow from an essence.
                        From: Gottfried Leibniz (Letters to Wolff [1715], 1715.05.18)
                        A reaction: It is helpful to have Leibniz spelling out his commitment to the traditional view of essence, as that from which the more evident properties flow.