Single Idea 5048

[catalogued under 28. God / A. Divine Nature / 3. Divine Perfections]

Full Idea

Perfection is simply quantity of reality.

Gist of Idea

Perfection is simply quantity of reality


Gottfried Leibniz (A Résumé of Metaphysics [1697], §11)

Book Reference

Leibniz,Gottfried: 'Philosophical Writings', ed/tr. Parkinson,G.H.R. [Dent 1973], p.146

A Reaction

An interesting claim, but totally beyond my personal comprehension. I presume he inherited 'quantity of reality' from Plato, e.g. as you move up the Line from shadows to Forms you increase the degree of reality. I see 'real' as all-or-nothing.