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This paper seeks to examine Leibniz's concept of virtual memory, and to determine its role within the monadological conception of the world. Leibniz's notion of memory is certainly ambiguous, which will be seen in the paper, through the explication of places in Leibniz's texts, in which memory is differently defined. More precisely, we will see that Leibniz distinguishes different functions within the notion of memory, and accordingly names them differently, yet they are all encompassed within virtual memory, which forms both the ontological and epistemological basis of the Leibniz universe. In the first part of the paper we will outline the principled monadological settings and the reasons why virtual memory has a large share in them. In the second part, we will examine the places in which Leibniz writes about memory, seeking to unify them within our understanding of virtual memory, in addition to the differences that exist between these definitions. For us to be able to adequately emphasize importance of Leibniz approach to concept of memory, it will be necessary to confront his understanding with that of the tradition, especially focusing on Aristotle. Finally, we will see why such a Leibniz memory setting, we suppose, is necessary to increase knowledge in any way.

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ОСТОЈИЋ, А. . (2022). LEIBNIZ AND SOUVENIR VIRTUAL. Arhe, 18(36), 129–152. https://doi.org/10.19090/arhe.2021.36.129-152


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