Jabbar, 416.5 - Nabeel Jabbar 994184921 PHL416H5 Assignment...

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Nabeel Jabbar 994184921 PHL416H5 Assignment 5 It is fundamental that we understand that Leibniz is trying to support the claim of J.C. Sturm who defended Boyle’s argument that ‘nature should be understood in purely mechanical terms’. In this essay we review the arguments made in sections five to ten. The article in review, “On nature Itself”, is not only a support of J.C. Sturm but also a means for Leibniz to further his arguments of metaphysics. In section five Leibniz sets about reviewing the J.C. Sturm’s notion and argues he is confused about the claim that “that the motions which take place now come about as the result of an eternal law which God has set up, a law which he then calls a volition and a command; and also that no new command or volition is then necessary” (Page 212) and he assists in clarifying this point by saying that it is to be presupposed as an inherent law which sets the guidelines by God on how we should act in this world, a set of divine laws. In section 6 he builds upon this notion and says that it is not the case that God wills in
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