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Perfection
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I. Philosophy of Religion

What is perfect lacks nothing that would make it better. It can surpass only itself. As a fundamental concept in logic and metaphysics, the idea of perfection, especially in the school metaphysics of Leibniz and Wolff, plays a leading part in defining the absolute: all positive attributes that pertain to God pertain to God in the highest degree (completely, without any limitation), together and by very nature, notwithstanding the simpli…

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Moxter, Michael, “Perfection”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 05 June 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_COM_025382>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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