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    Leibniz, Acosmism, and Incompossibility
    In Gregory Brown & Yual Chiek (eds.), Leibniz on Compossibility and Possible Worlds, Springer. pp. 145-174. 2016.
    Leibniz claims that God acts in the best possible way, and that this includes creating exactly one world. But worlds are aggregates, and aggregates have a low degree of reality or metaphysical perfection, perhaps none at all. This is Leibniz’s tendency toward acosmism, or the view that there this no such thing as creation-as-a-whole. Many interpreters reconcile Leibniz’s acosmist tendency with the high value of worlds by proposing that God sums the value of each substance created, so that the be…Read more