Here very briefly is how Leibniz might explain morphic resonance and the presence of the past. in terms of his monadology. For that, see :
http://www.marxists.org/reference/subject/philosophy/works/ge/leibniz.htm I am not a marxist. 1. Each substance or simple body has a physical representation in the phenomenol world and a mental representation called a monad in the mental world. (This is Idealism) 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 their 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 desires at any instant. If there is a connection between the perceptions and the appetites, 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] 1/12/2013 "Forever is a long time, especially near the end." - Woody Allen -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Everything List" group. To post to this group, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org. To unsubscribe from this group, send email to everything-list+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. For more options, visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/everything-list?hl=en.