Can concepts alone such as numbers be monads ? Can concepts alone-- mental concepts (such as numbers) that do not refer to corporeal bodies -- be monads ? Monads are complete concepts unextended in space, that correspond to material bodies extended in space. So monads must be one end of a dipole having a concept at one end and a material body at the other.
Then can numbers be monads ? No, because they have to physical form. How about truth or reason? No, for the same reason. What about perception, or self or consciousness or soul? Yes, these are monads because they also have a material being at the other end of a dipole. What about God or some other supreme being ? God is the only "monad " possible without a material correspondence. God is pure spirit with no dependence on the material world. He is the seer and doer of everything, but is beyond the world. One might think of God as the seer and doer of everything who sees the world and acts on it through the supreme monad. So man cannot be God-like. Dr. Roger Clough NIST (ret.) 5/6/2013 http://team.academia.edu/RogerClough -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Everything List" group. To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to everything-list+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. To post to this group, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/everything-list?hl=en. For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/groups/opt_out.