Hi meekerdb 

Leibniz would say, "If there's no God, we'd have to invent him so everything 
could function."

Roger , rclo...@verizon.net
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Time: 2012-08-11, 18:14:45
Subject: Re: Leibniz on the unconscious

On 8/11/2012 5:13 AM, Roger wrote: 
Hi meekerdb 

Leibniz seems to be the first philosopher (and one of the few) to discuss the 
unconscious, which was necessary, since like God (or some Cosmic intelligence), 
it is an 
integral part of his metaphysical system. 

In Leibniz's metaphysics, the lowest or "bare naked" monads (as in rocks) are 
unconscious bodies.
Leibniz ways that they are very drowsy or asleep. They lie in darkness.

Animals can feel but not think. 

And your evidence for this is?

Man has conscious thought, feelings, and body intelligence.
And these are non-local (universal), since they (the entire universe) are 
reflected in man's perceptions,
which are only given to us indirectly, since substances cannot act on one 


This suggest a possible mechanism of myth construction, since all of
man's unconscious thoughts are nonlocal, although to a limited extent.

These perceptions (including possibly elepathy) however are limited in scope in 
since they may be darkened by ignorance and lack of intgelligence and
are always distorted to some exxtent. Only the supreme monad has
perfect vision of everything. Knows all. Does all.

Peter: What would you say if I told you there was Master of all we see, a 
Creator of the universe, who watches and judges everything we do.
Curls: I'd say you were about to take up a collection.
    --- Johnny Hart, in B.C.

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