Hi Stephen P. King 

I agree. Leibniz's "causation" is similar in action to Hume's
and is really just synchronization via the Supreme Monad,
which is the "sufficient reason" missing from Hume.
Hume merely attributes causation to our conventional
way of thinking. That doesn't explain anything.

[Roger Clough], [rclo...@verizon.net]
"Forever is a long time, especially near the end." -Woody Allen

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From: Stephen P. King 
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Time: 2012-12-06, 13:04:53
Subject: Re: a paper on Leibnizian mathematical ideas

On 12/6/2012 7:59 AM, Roger Clough wrote:

Hi Stephen P. King 

L's universe is a case of downward causation from the top (the One).
So the top (the One) is absolutely necessary.

You must be thinking of materialism, which causes upward from the
bottom and is Godless and mindless, at least strictly speaking. 

[Roger Clough], [rclo...@verizon.net]
"Forever is a long time, especially near the end." -Woody Allen
Dear Roger,

    I disagree. The Humean idea of causation does not apply to Monads. Monads 
do not 'cause' changes in each other at all. Their perceptions just happen to 
be synchronous (and thus the possibility of bisimulation between them obtains 
and the appearance of exchange of information).



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