On 9/16/2012 8:39 AM, Roger Clough wrote:
Hi Stephen P. King
The other minds problem ("How do I know that there are other minds ?")
is indeed an impossible to crack nut if you are a solipsist. So
solipsim is perhaps the only philiosophy impossible to
disprove. Or prove, I think.
Leibniz was not a solipsist.
Maybe Leibniz did not understand that the solipsist view is the
only consistent view of a single mind. It can only access reflections of
itself; self-reference is the essence of its nature.
The monad "has no windows", it cannot exchange substances with
other monads. All interactions "between" monads are given only in terms
of synchronization of their respective internal dynamics. I am trying
hard to understand exactly what this idea means, as I believe that it is
a way to make sense of how QM systems interact with each other. QM
systems are exactly like monads in that as pure systems, they "have no
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