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Thursday, February 13, 2014

The Italian Nietzsche (21)

Bolder than Leonardo Da Vinci was another Leonardian spirit: Leibniz. In a letter to F. von Dobrjensky, in 1695, he suggests that Nothingness is very similar to God.
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So, will Nothingness have much in common with the Divine? Right the opposite is what Abbot Galiani thinks: It it not like God, it is like the Devil.

__Giovanni Papini, L'altra metà (1911), 3: Nothingness