Reply to Ishiguro

  • Nicholas Rescher
Part of the Philosophical Studies Series in Philosophy book series (PSSP, volume 15)


Hidé Ishiguro chooses as the starting point of her interesting critique of my interpretation of Leibniz the key question of just how the complete individual notion of a substance is “complete”. My inclination is to answer that “complete” meansinformatively complete: every truth about a substance is contained in (i.e. deducible from) its complete individual notion. (And “about” must be understood here in the classical sense: a proposition is about a substance when that substance figures as its subject.)

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