Law or principle of continuity:
Principle of Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz (1646-1716) which can be roughly rendered as saying that when the difference between two causes is diminished indefinitely, so is the difference between their effects (though Leibniz would not put it in these causal terms, since for him God is the only true cause).
‘Nature makes no leaps’, as he says in the Preface to his New Essays on the Human Understanding (c. 1704).
Also see: pre-established harmony
G H R Parkinson, ed., Leibniz: Philosophical Writings (1973), 158, with refs
- bivalence law or principle
- sufficient reason principle
- verifiability (or verification) principle
- perfection principle
- Leibniz’s law
Last update 2020-03-31. Price and product availability may change.