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Sämtliche schriften und briefe series VI volume 4
Deutsche Akademie der Wissenschaften (ed)
p 1643



Date: March 1689 - March 1690 (?)

Translated from the Latin



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LEIBNIZ: ON THE CESSATION OF DISTINCT THOUGHTS WITHOUT THE EXTINCTION OF THE SOUL


[A VI 4, p1643]

     He who understands my demonstrations about the nature of substance will readily conclude that a soul cannot be extinguished, and will correctly perceive what I have explained elsewhere, that distinct thoughts (which one can remember) can cease without any extinction of the soul, whenever its perceptions are manifold and in equilibrium, so that no one perception draws the mind's attention toward it much more than another.


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