Hi - Roger Clough
Peception -which involves the final, recognition step of epistemology- is
impossible without the
Perceiver, which might be thought of as the end entity that stops the infinite
regress implied by the
necessity of a homunculus within a homunculus within a homunculus...etc..
describes this problem in terms of what he mockingly calls the "Cartesian
seems to solve the poblem by a fiat, returning to a monism of the perceiver and
the flesh of the
brain. It is not widely known that in thew 17th century, Leibniz had described
Perceiver as the Supreme Monad, the dominant, only one which which does
actively perceive, then
returns the perception to the individual monad whose eyes had taken in the
No other western philosopher seems to have provided us with such a definite,
to the problem of perception, which is, in essence, the solution to the
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