The paper argues that Leibniz introduced the notion of a substantial bond, at the demand of Des Bosses, in order to secure the reality of extension; that Des Bosses had strong views on matter and extension, which could not be satisfied by Leibniz's proposal; that these views led him to reject Leibniz's notion of the substantial bond; consequently, that Leibniz's notion of corporeal substance
was incompatible with the views on matter and extension defended by Des Bosses; and, finally, that Des Bosses developed his metaphysical ideas in 1735 by using Leibnizian insights for his agenda.
Given his views on active and passive forces, 'all of the activity of a corporeal substance
derives from its own internal states', and therefore 'there is no genuine causal communication between substances' (175).
The person is neither a material body, nor a pure consciousness, nor an aggregate of a corporeal substance
with another mental one, but is that to which both mental and physical predicates are ascribed.
She requires an awakening of the imagination, which has been savagely exiled in contemporary culture, causing us modern women to feel ourselves as dry and sharp-edged, without corporeal substance
In ``It Ain't Nothin' but the Blues,'' the patchy and overly earnest, but ultimately rewarding, new musical theater piece at the Geffen Playhouse, those contradictions are strikingly personified by co-author/performer Ron Taylor, a man of ample soulfulness and ample corporeal substance
iib) For when it uses the term `breath', it has borrowed this from the corporeal realm, so that we may be able to understand, albeit partially, how Christ himself, who is Wisdom, by analogy with that vapour which proceeds from some corporeal substance
, comes into being from the power of God himself.