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The content of the will is simply something given. In his opposition to voluntarism in its theological and secular forms, Leibniz appealed to Aristotelian and Platonist considerations, but here as elsewhere this was done in a way that attempted to reconcile this mode of thought with the type of thought that was characteristically modern. These attempts were not without their problems, and in many ways Kant’s later approach to the will with its similar opposition to psychological voluntarism of the Hobbesian variety appears to have been an attempt to get beyond those problems.

He is most well known as the author of three “Critiques”— the Critique of Pure Reason (of 1781 and 1787), the Critique of Practical Reason (of 1788), which followed another work on moral philosophy, Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals (1785), and the Critique of Judgment (1791)— throughout which he developed his so-called “transcendental idealism”. In his earlier “pre-critical” philosophy, Kant put forward a type of natural philosophy which combined elements of Leibniz’s metaphysics (transmitted mainly through the influence of Christian Wolff, the most influential of Leibniz’s German followers) with elements of a natural philosophy associated with Newton (again, transmitted through the influence of earlier German philosophers).

Monads, then, could not be conceived as existing in space and time, because this latter conception presupposes the independent existence of the spatiotemporal framework that the monads are “in”. As with his general theory, Kant here too combined elements of Leibniz’s and Newton’s respective positions in what ultimately proved to be an unstable combination. For Newton, material bodies occupied space, but Kant thought of physical monads themselves as simple, indivisible and without the extension needed to be space occupying.

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