The Law Of Non Contradiction

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For Leibniz, both his development of calculus and his faith intersected within the law of non-contradiction along with identity and substance (Blumenfeld 1987). For the law A=A, every single predicate that can be said of one 'A ' must be held for the second 'A '. It is a proposition that is either true or false, and a cornerstone notion for Kant in relation to 'god ' and morality. Also, known as the Law of non-contradiction. Concerning the Law of Identity, Leibniz reasoned that it could only be satisfied as a law in the abstract. Or, what could be said in the realm of metaphysics, or a different ontology. He concludes that because nothing in our sensory experience satisfies that law. If nothing in our sensory world does not satisfy this law, it follows that this law is not of this world or has a different ontology. Therefore his 'math ' intersects with his view of 'god ' as sharing in being 'metaphysical '. Concerning the relationship between logical necessity or 'essential ' relation, against contingency, and its relationship to God, Leibniz articulates this in the following passage taken from the 'Theodicy ': "These essences and these truths emanate from the same necessity of nature as the knowledge of God ... God saw from all eternity and in all necessity the essential relations of numbers, and the identity of the subject and predicate in the propositions that contain the essence of each thing" (Leibniz 1996, 129). And, regarding the soul he writes: "In
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