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And as further evidence against (12)’s suitability as the missing link, there is this passage in which Leibniz argues from PS to NPE to (9), and then to (12): That all existing things have this intercourse with each other can be proved . . from the fact that . . there are no extrinsic denominations and no one becomes a widower in India by the death of his wife in Europe unless a real change occurs in him. 46 The claim that, “no one becomes a widower in India by the death of his wife in Europe unless a real change occurs in him,” is simply a way of stating (9) in a particularized way.

And if the PS principle does apply to propositions having them as predicates, then how can Cover and Hawthorne prevent those denominations from being included in the denominated individual’s concept (at least in the case of true propositions)? V. Are Extrinsic Denominations the Sort of Predicates to which PS Can Apply? They may well respond, however, that though extrinsic denominations are predicate concepts in some sense, they are not the sort of predicate concepts to which the PS principle was meant to apply.

That is, it applies to them after and only after they have been properly reduced to propositions having only intrinsic denominations as predicates. PS is applicable to propositions with intrinsic denominations as predicates, and it is from these, according to the reductionist view, that the truth of propositions involving extrinsic denominations can be inferred. So, in this indirect sense, PS is applicable to such propositions, and that is all Leibniz is maintaining in the above quote from Primary Truths.

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