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The Theoretical Construction of Leibniz’s Monadology

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DOI: 10.25236/emcs.2018.141


Di Juan

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Leibniz's Monadology is constructed by combining analysis with synthesis. With the help of ancient Greek atomic theory and on the basis of its inheritance and improvement, he thinks that the monad is the foundation of all things in the world. Expounding the specific meaning and characteristics of monad in his book “Monadology”, Leibniz thought that God is a monad of monad. It is the existence of God that unites the disordered monad and makes the world a harmonious cosmic order. Therefore, God chose the best of all possible worlds for us, because our world must contain the greatest and most possible of the best, and use the principle of "pre-established harmony" to explain the conditions of the existing world. He placed the whole philosophical system in the framework of monad theory and opened up another kind of philosophical thinking.


Leibniz, Monad, Monadology, God, Pre-Established Harmonious