Gottfried Leibniz’s Teaching of Substance, What is Substance?

Gottfried Leibniz’s Teaching of Substance, What is Substance?

June 27, 2021 Off By Felso

Leibniz’s propositional considerations were also influential in his thoughts on the concept of substance. The logical relationship in the concept of proposition, that is, the relationship between the subject and the predicate, is the most important factor in determining the concept of substance.

First, he asserts that we conceive of various predicates as belonging to one and the same object. In this respect, metaphysical terms such as ‘support’ or ‘support’ refer only to the conception of various predicates as belonging to one and the same object. Thus, a substance is not only the subject of predicates; It also describes being a substance in terms of being a durable subject in which different predicates are successively predicated.

The idea of ​​a durable substance arises from the fact that a substance is the carrier of all its predicates, past, present, and future; a substance is the latent bearer of all the predicates to be ascribed to it. Thus, from the idea of ​​a subject all its predicates can be logically inferred. But this is only God’s wisdom. We humans cannot deduce all the predicates of Napoleon from the fact that he was an emperor. This privilege is unique to God, and in this respect, since a substance is a subject, its relations with all its predicates are necessary and analytical.

Prepared by: Sociologist Ömer YILDIRIM
Source: Omer YILDIRIM’s Personal Lecture Notes. Atatürk University Sociology Department 1st Year “Introduction to Philosophy” and 2nd, 3rd, 4th Grade “History of Philosophy” Lecture Notes (Ömer YILDIRIM); Open Education Philosophy Textbook