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CASALES GARCIA, Roberto. An Approach to Leibniz’s Theory of Intentional Action from his Conception of Natural Machines and his Monadology. Diánoia [online]. 2017, vol.62, n.78, pp.99-117. ISSN 0185-2450.

This paper aims to analyze key postulates of Leibniz’s vitalist ontology, with a special emphasis on his conception of a natural machine and his monadological proposal. It is divided into three sections: first I analyze the complex structure of natural machines, from which a twofold composition of action can be reckoned; hence, the second section identifies three kinds of monads, with the purpose of devising the possibility of rational agency; finally, the third section draws some relevant conclusions for Leibniz’s account of action, as the place of perception in the process of choice and Leibnizian intellectualism, among others.

Keywords : spontaneity; organism; spirit; consciousness-aperception; perception.

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