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Pre-established harmony

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Pre-established harmony the designation of Leibnitz for his theory of the divinely established relation between body and mind—the movements of monads and the succession of ideas, as it were a constant agreement between two clocks
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L.,—Gr. harmoniaharmos, a fitting—arein, to fit.

Usage

In literature:

There is really no avoiding the pre-established harmony.
"Theodicy" by G. W. Leibniz
This is the famous theory of pre-established harmony.
"Nature Mysticism" by J. Edward Mercer
Is this a pre-established harmony, or a chain of coincidences?
"A Budget of Paradoxes, Volume I (of II)" by Augustus De Morgan
This theory of the relations between body and soul is known to philosophy as the system of pre-established harmony.
"History of Modern Philosophy" by Alfred William Benn
The same conception of impossibility led the ingenious and subtle mind of Leibnitz to his celebrated doctrine of a pre-established harmony.
"A System of Logic: Ratiocinative and Inductive" by John Stuart Mill
THERE is a pre-established harmony between the voice of the Shepherd and the heart of the sheep.
"The Little Gleaner, Vol. X." by Various
By the Author of the System of Pre-established Harmony.
"A Review of the Systems of Ethics Founded on the Theory of Evolution" by C. M. Williams
Must we not here fall back on something like a pre-established harmony?
"Studies in Logical Theory" by John Dewey
It assumes a pre-established harmony between natural impulse and natural objects.
"Human Nature and Conduct" by John Dewey
THE RELATION OF SOUL AND BODY is clearly explained on the standpoint of the pre-established harmony.
"A History of Philosophy in Epitome" by Albert Schwegler
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