Here very briefly is how Leibniz might explain morphic resonance and the
presence of the past.
in terms of his monadology. For that, see :
I am not a marxist.
1. Each substance or simple body has a physical representation in the
and a mental representation called a monad in the mental world. (This is
2. The monads are closely related to morphisms. Each monad has within it a
homunculus (so that the monadology is throughly anthropomorphic),
representing roughly Aristotle's levels of being, some complete (man) , some
primitive (a rock).
3. Also within each monad are a stack of "perceptions", which are not
conventional perceptions (seen directly
by the monad) but are snapshots given it in a rapid series of updates by the
Supreme Monad (God or the One).
4. These perceptions reflect all of the perceptions of the other monads (from
own perspectives) in the universe, which is made up entirely of monads. So it's
a holographic universe.
5. The stack of past perceptions in each monad are its memory. Each contains a
snapshot of the
entire universe of other monads.
6. Leibniz does not (so far I know) go into the past with any monad, but
each monad also contains a stack of "appetites", which are what the monad
at any instant. If there is a connection between the perceptions and the
the monad would inform the homunculus to repeat the past. Here's your habits.
In all the universe of monads acts like a computer program with the
Supreme Monad as its central processing unit.
[Roger Clough], [rclo...@verizon.net]
"Forever is a long time, especially near the end." - Woody Allen
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