Leibniz's later position on monads : as not infinitely nested but as having a bottom, a final resting place
Daniel Garber, Leibniz: Body, Substance, Monad Leibniz: Body, Substance, Monad by Daniel Garber Review by: Justin E. H. Smith HOPOS: The Journal of the International Society for the History of Philosophy of Science , Vol. 1, No. 1 (Spring 2011), pp. 153-157 Published by: The University of Chicago Press on behalf of the International Society for the History of Philosophy of Science Article DOI: 10.1086/656672 Article Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.1086/656672 "In this later monadological view, Leibniz has certainly not eliminated the complex world of corporeal substances, nested in one another to infinity. This world is still very much a part of Leibniz抯 picture. Indeed, he often (though not always) continues to use the terminology that he had used in his earlier writings, calling its constituents composite substances, compound substances, or even corporeal substances. But in the monadological metaphysics there is something new, a metaphysical sub-basement of simple substances added to the earlier view of bugs in bugs, a kind of absolute grounding for that world, a domain of genuine metaphysical unities that don? themselves contain any further unities. " The above is part of a review. The complete text of the book is given at http://fds.oup.com/www.oup.com/pdf/13/9780199693092.pdf Dr. Roger Clough NIST (ret.) 6/11/2013 See my Leibniz site at http://team.academia.edu/RogerClough ____________________________________________________________________ DreamMail - The first mail software supporting source tracking www.dreammail.org -- 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 email@example.com. Visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/everything-list?hl=en. For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/groups/opt_out.