Hi Stephen P. King
As I understand it, Leibniz's pre-established harmony is analogous to
a musical score with God, or at least some super-intelligence, as
This prevents all physical particles from colliding, instead they
all move harmoniously together*. The score was composed before the
Big Bang-- my own explanation is like Mozart God or that intelligence
could hear the whole (symphony) beforehand in his head.
I suppose that this accords with Leibniz's belief that God,
whoc is good, constructed the best possible world where
as a miniomum, that least physics is obeyed. Hence
Voltaire's foolish criticism of Leibniz in Candide that how
could the volcanic or earthquake disaster in Lisbon be
part of the most perfect world ?
Thus, because physics must be obeyed, sometimes crap happens.
* As a related and possibly explanatory point, L's universe
completely is nonlocal.
Roger , rclo...@verizon.net
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From: Stephen P. King
Time: 2012-08-11, 01:56:41
Subject: Re: Where's the agent ? Who or what does stuff and is aware of stuff ?
I have noticed and read your posts. Might you write some remarks about
Leibniz' concept of pre-established harmony?
On 8/10/2012 8:53 AM, Roger wrote:
Hence I follow Leibniz, even though he's difficult and some say
contradictory. That agent or soul or self you have is your
monad, the only (alhough indirectly) perceiving/acting/feeling
agent in all of us, but currently missing in neuroscience and
"Nature, to be commanded, must be obeyed."
~ Francis Bacon
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