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Is the Human Distinguishable from the Animal by being a Rational Animal? In Principles of Nature and Grace by G. W. Leibniz

Dobra, Alexandra (2009) Is the Human Distinguishable from the Animal by being a Rational Animal? In Principles of Nature and Grace by G. W. Leibniz. [Journal (On-line/Unpaginated)]

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The present paper aims to proceed to a succinct analysis of Leibniz’s Principles of Nature and Grace (section 5), by exploiting the cardinal arguments acquainted in it – namely, is he human distinguishable from the animal thanks to his capacity of being endowed with rationality? Henceforth, for answering this question, the herewith paper obeys to a linear analysis and presents a corpus structured in three main parts. The first two parts aims to highlight the text, through furnishing explanations on the main concepts and concerns, while the third part of the corpus offers at prima facie a criticism towards the Leibnizian principle – according to which humans are rational – in order to finally strengthen this latter principle, by emphazing that there are no solid disparagements (confutatio) towards it.

Item Type:Journal (On-line/Unpaginated)
Keywords:Leibniz; Rational Animal; Rationality; Human; Animal; Connectedness; Necessary or Eternal Truths; Mind; Reason; A Priori Logic.
Subjects:Philosophy > Philosophy of Mind
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Electronic Publishing > Peer Review
ID Code:6648
Deposited By:Dobra, Alexandra
Deposited On:15 Oct 2009 23:51
Last Modified:11 Mar 2011 08:57

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