Sämtliche schriften und briefe series VI volume 4
Deutsche Akademie der Wissenschaften (ed)
p 1355

Date: 1677?

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[A VI 4, p1355]

     If God were to say "I wish this balance, which has been placed in equilibrium, to incline to some side, yet I do not wish there to be any reason why it should incline to one rather than the other", God would command things that mutually oppose each other, because it cannot be that something happens without a cause through which it is possible to understand why it happens rather than not. And such is the fiction of those who introduce an indifference of equilibrium into the will, as if God would have wanted two things at the same time: a will that is perfectly indifferent to each option and yet also self-determining.

© Lloyd Strickland 2016. Revised 2022