The Leibniz-Taoist solution: Matter is mind, mind is matter

According to the Dao de jing, the solution to the mind-brain problem is that it 
is not a problem.

Matter is mind, mind is matter is one way of saying it.

Leibniz said the same, that monads are expressions of material bodies.

The physical is the nonphysical, the nonphysical is the physical is another way.
    According to modern physics, matter or spacetime emerges from 
    the nonphysical. 

This was expressed long, long ago in the Dao de jing, 

According to Legge's translations of chapter 42, the Tao Te Ching: 

http://www.yellowbridge.com/onlinelit/daodejing42.php

"The Dao produced One; One produced Two; Two produced Three; 
Three produced All things. 
 
Reason begets unity; unity begets duality; duality begets trinity; and trinity 
begets the ten thousand things. 

Tao produces unity; unity produces duality; duality produces trinity; trinity 
produces all things." 
  



Dr. Roger Clough NIST (ret.) 5/16/2013  
See my Leibniz site at 
http://team.academia.edu/RogerClough

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