Sheldrake's Morphic resonance in terms of Leibniz 2-13-13

The concepts discussed here are modified forms of those found in ,
which is a treatise on the meanings of "domination" and "subordination" in 
Leibniz' metaphysics.
We will only discuss monads of persons. Morphic resonance is explained in terms 
basic definitions as follows: Subject to change.


These definitions are generally based on Leibniz's "Monadology".

Monad. The blind and passive mental representation of a corporeal body
containing no internal boundaries (a substance). A mental entity. 
A whole. Being mental, it may contain references to space and time in the 
perceptions or appetitions given to it, but it exists outside of spacetime.  
It contains only perceptions and appetitions and an energy source.
It has no windows, so all perceptions are given indirectly to it
by a Supreme monad. Being mental, it cannot interact directly
with other monads, but indirect actions are possible. It cannot
be created or destroyed except by a divinity. 

Substance. A corporeal body which is a whole and contains no
internal boundaries, although it may be variegated in qualities.
Each body is its own substace, so there are an infinite
number of types of substances. So it is chiefly characterized by its form. 

Soul or spirit. Each person or animal has a soul or spirit
which contains its identity and is attached to the dominant
monad of its composite monad. Each soul is different and cannot be
either created or destroyed except by a divinity.

Person. A composite monad consisting of a soul or spirit, mind monad, and body 

Entelechy.  The driving force of a monad, its life-force,
which strives toward greater realization or perfection.

Perfection. The degree to which a monad emulates
the best of its type. 

Perceptions. A set of accumulating data sets in each monad containing 
representations ("reflections" or snapshots) from its own perspective of all of 
the other
perceptions in the universe. So each monad contains  all of the information in
the universe taken from its own perspective.  Since a monad had no windows, its 
are continually being updated by the Supreme Monad.  These perceptions are 
alwys unclear or
distorted to some extent. 

Appetitions. An accumulating set of indicators pointing to the next 
perceptions,   Will.

Memory.  The personal set of perceptions and appetitions contained in each 

Identity of a monad. Its personal set of perceptions and appetitions.

Dominant monad.  A monad of greater perfection than a subordinate monad.

Subordinate monad.  A monad of lesser perfection than a dominant monad.

Transformation.  The continual change in each monad's perceptions (memory 
toward greater perfection, guided by the appetions on a monad and powered or 
provided by a more dominant monad. 

Preestablished harmony (PEH). The preestablishment of a harmonic order for the 

Resonance.  Potential transformations between pairs of monads in the universe 
according to appetition and
    dominance,  toward greater perfections and according to the PEH.

Morphism. A potential transformation.

The concepts discussed here are modified forms of those found in ,
which is a treatise on the meanings of "domination" and "subordination" in 
Leibniz' metaphysics.
We will only discuss monads of persons.

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

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