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La Monadologie Download · 100 Free download É PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ç Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Read La Monadologie S und Dogmatismus hinlanglich abgefertigt zu haben Selbst Leibnitz dem es Manche nicht verzeihen konnten dass er franzosisch geschrieben war zu grossem Theile Tradition Seine Monaden waren popular seine Theodicee nannte man hie und da; von seinem bedeutenden Einfluss auf die Folge und Neuzeit war wenig. Those monads drove me nuts in my undergraduate Early Modern Philosophy class where I was perfectly beguiled by Locke and Hume I remember sitting in the class on Leibniz day being like So WHAT ARE THE MONADS Am I a monad Is the table a monad Are the atoms that make up the table monads Yes HOW THIS IS INSANE I will also never forget Leibniz s bypassing of cause and effect via the notion that monads do not interact they only appear to through the conjunction of the unfolding of their individual natures Trippy stuff Wow this is actually making me miss my undergrad years

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La Monadologie Download · 100 Free download É PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ç Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Read La Monadologie Die Rede Kant galt allgemein fur die Pforte deutscher Weltweisheit Allein selbst dieser lief zuletzt Gefahr uber seinen Enkeln in den Winkel gestellt zu werden und genoss obgleich man ihm noch immer die Ehre anthat ihn als Pfortner des philosophischen Horsaales zu betrachten kaum ein kargliches Gnadenbr. Leibniz s Monadology is notoriously difficult reading Even students that have a basic understanding of the development of the notions of substance and body from Aristotle through Descartes and Newton have trouble grasping Leibniz s views on monads and aggregation even so how such concepts relate to and are attempts to solve problems associated with Aristotelian hylomorphism Scholastic substantial forms Cartesian extension and mechanistic corpuscularianism to name just a few key notionsRescher s text however is a welcome addition for the student of early modern philosophy Rescher s text is a reference work that consists of the Monadology collections of passages from Leibniz s other writings including passages from letters essays and various philosophical writings as well as Rescher s own erudite though brief and sparse comments on particular salient passages that are often problematic for students The compiled material and comments by Rescher accompany the text of the Monadology giving one a illuminated reading than if one were reading solely the MonadologyIt is an idespensible though not exhausitive guide to understanding the complicated metaphysics and physics of Leibniz This is not however a secondary source except in a weak sense Rescher s text is neither a critical nor historical treatment of the philsophical and scientific issues found in the Monadology rather it is a guidebook and an excellent one at thatIf you are reading the Monadology and if you are not a grad student specializing in the rationalists early modern in general or other related fields this book is a must Even grad students who have had a couple of classes in early modern can still benefit from this book as well I certainly did

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La Monadologie Download · 100 Free download É PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ç Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Read La Monadologie Noch vor ganz kurzer Zeit dachte man wenn von deutscher Philosophie die Rede war beinahe ausschliesslich an Kant und seine Nachfolger mit welchen das Licht in der Finsterniss aufgegangen sei Was vor ihm auf diesem Felde geschehen ignorirte man entweder ganz oder man glaubte es mit dem Namen Wolffianismu. What a delightfully bizarre reading experience this has been Who needs mind altering substances when you have Leibnizian metaphysics I doubt any psychoactive chemicals could take one on a trip into as ueer realms as this work opens up Surely among the strangest species of metaphysical cartography in existence and this says a lot since the category of metaphysical ueerness is a very competitive category indeed And what is even bizarre is how much sense this makes Stranger still is that he is right on so many points particularly in his sustained argument against reductionism which still seems relevant to helping us gain traction on some of the dilemmas that plague us today as inheritors of the Cartesian mechanist reductionist paradigm for describing nature His metaphysical project here basically outlines the conceptual parameters for an alternative dynamic systems approach to the description of nature which intriguingly seems to avoid some of the contradictions inherent in our view No wonder a version of the Leibnizian view is having a come back via systems theoryFirst of all I ll try to provide a working definition of a monad as best as I understand it since this seems to be a point of confusion among many as it has been for me for the longest time A monad seems to have three functions in Leibniz s system First a monad is an irreducible unit of being In Leibnizian terminology it is a fully determinate individual substance Numerical identity isn t enough to distinguish individuals for Leibniz Monads are according to him what supply us with the logic for singling out individual existents in their fullness Second a monad is a fully determinate causal agent which possesses an internal principle for its change of states I can t help but agree with Leibniz that at the least something like his view makes better sense of causality than does the Cartesian view which registers nature solely as an inert heap of automata Automata make for notoriously poor causal agents Not even efficient causation can be sufficiently grounded in mechanistic structures because you ll always need to postulate a prime mover outside the system to set into motion the otherwise inert aggregate of parts that is nature on such a view Leibniz s monads at the least are genuine causal agentsThird and most intriguingly perhaps a monad is a point of view in the universe His is the only metaphysics I know of that acknowledges perspective as a fundamental metaphysical principle Just as the same city viewed from different directions appears entirely different and as it were multiplied perspectively in just the same way it happens that because of the infinite multitude of simple substances there are as it were just as many different universes which are nevertheless only perspectives on a single one corresponding to the different points of view of each monad or individual existent Fourth monads are defined by their position in a universal web of relations and interchanges Every individual part of the universe is in his system causally affected by the subtlest change in every other part however distant Moreover monads seem to have an almost fractal structure This interconnection or accommodation of all created things to each other and each to all the others brings it about that each simple substance has relations that express all the others and conseuently that each simple substance is a perpetual living mirror of the universe Monads can as such be said to be microcosms with each part of the universe reflecting the whole Thus Leibniz rethinks the whole concept of the partwhole or finiteinfinite relation that is arguably the basis of any paradigm Leibniz even prefigures chaos theory by describing every monad or part as being defined by its relation to every other part Also being characterized by a multitude in the unity as they are they evince a systems logic and general laws seems to emerge from their collective behaviour Monads in being fully individual and yet defined by their interconnection with every other monad or part of the universe provide the ultimate basis for conceiving the unity of phenomena Without this unitary substantial basis Leibniz argues we re left with an incoherent conception of the world as a scattered disconnected aggregate of parts Such a metaphysical worldview Leibniz argues in offering us no basis for conceiving the underlying unity of this aggregate of phenomena makes it impossible to explain the basis for scientific laws which now become ontologically groundless He argues that in the underdetermined mechanistic metaphysical picture all unity causal necessity and law can only be accounted for as artifacts of the mind Thus his concept of an essentially unitary monad implies a critiue of the Cartesian concept of nature as extension Leibniz proposes this redefinition of substance as monad as a solution to the problem of the labyrinth of the composition of the continuum ie of accounting for the continuity of reality via any reductionist approach in terms of the composition of the continuum through either mathematical points or atoms This additive approach already presupposes a continuous basis to support the progressive addition of parts whether conceived as points or as atoms Cartesian mechanism in particular was plagued by the problem of the infinite divisibility of extension This divisibility made it possible to specify stable structures or starting points for any chain of causation within the undifferentiated sea of extended matter Monads as irreducible units offer an end to divisibility while at the same time offering a basis for conceiving the cohesion of reality as well as for the beginning of any given chain of causationBy far the most noteworthy part of his project for me was his effort to articulate what a first person view of the interiority of nature might look like In other words his is an effort to see nature from the inside out from the level of the interiority of objects This perspectival shift is what motivates his description of the monads or fundamental units of existence in mentalistic terms His model for the universe is a pond filled with a density of microscopic life that is as inexhaustible as it is unfathomable His whole system seems to imply a description in terms of a variety of anthropic principle ie what structures we must presuppose to exist in nature if we re to account for organic and mental phenomena The motto Nature is alive is perhaps Leibniz philosophy in a nutshell There is nothing fallow sterile or dead in the universe no chaos and no confusion except in appearance almost as it looks in a pond at a distance where we might see the confused and so to speak teeming motion of the fish in the pond without discerning the fish themselvesIt is interesting that a great logician and co inventor of calculus embarks on such an endeavour From a post Kantian metaphysically skeptical contemporary standpoint it must seem that Leibniz went off his rocker one day and decided to write the Monadology for diversion Interestingly though Leibniz identifies the function of this metaphysical project as one of supplying his logical scientific and mathematical systems with sufficient rational foundations without which these could not be fully rational He claims that he is merely stating what uine would call the ontological commitments we make in these disciplines such as a commitment to the reality of possibles of causality and thus of fully determinate individual agents Herein lies his defense for metaphysics as a whole This defense I think deserves some attention although I must confess that I am of a mainline Kantian persuasion on the matter Now that I think of it though if taken as a knee jerk response even Kantianism can be a dogmatism I guess then that the most pernicious dogmatism is supplied by the thing that purports to inoculate us from dogmatism but I digressIf you re curious open minded and a fan of experiments with drastically different perspectival lens try Leibniz on for size just for the heck of it At the least a mind trip is guaranteed wherein you ll feel someone just lit and dumped a bag full of firecrackers in your brain You might be surprised to find what a great teacher a metaphysician can be in the art of seeing I know I was Try and look at the world as if monadic rather than mechanistic structures characterized the pattern of ultimate reality and see for yourself the magic a metaphysical perspective shift can effect


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  • La Monadologie
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  • 10 May 2019
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