Perpetuum mobiles and eternity

In Yitzhak Melamed (ed.), Eternity: the History of a Concept. Oxford University Press. pp. 173-178 (2016)
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Leibniz is committed to a form of cosmic eternity, on account of his natural theology and foundations for dynamics. However, his views on perpetuum mobiles entail that a particularly attractive type of cosmic eternity is out of reach for Leibniz.

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