ROADMARKERS ON THE ROAD NOT TAKEN (LEIBNIZ VS MATERIALISM)
A.EXISTENCE LEIBNIZ-- Mental (Nonphysical) + Physical MATERIALISM-- Physical, only in spacetime B. REALITY LEIBNIZ-- Only mental is real MATERIALISM- Only physical is real C. SPACETIME LEIBNIZ Exists only around physical bodies MATERIALISM The nonphysical is beyond spacetime, the physical is within it. D. IDEAS LEIBNIZ-- Exist mentally MATERIALISM --Do not exist , since not phjysical E. MATHEMATICS LEIBNIZ-- Only logic and numbers mentally exist. MATERIALISM-- Does not exist F. PHYSICS LEIBNIZ--Mentally exists as descriptions of particle behavior according to God's Pre- `existing Harmony MATERIALISM—Ill-defined. Physics seems to be embedded (?) in the particles F. GOD LEIBNIZ--Is the only active agent (doer and perceiver) in the universe-- and so is necessary for existence. MATERIALISM-- Is a fairy tale. G. NOTHING LEIBNIZ--- The space vacuum. The absence of a particle MATERIALISM--Can exist everywhere H. HUMAN AFFAIRS LEIBNIZ-- Incorporates psychology and can be applied to sociology MATERIALISM-- Seems to avoid the subject. I. PERCEPTION LEIBNIZ-- The ultimate perceiver is God. MATERIALISM-- Omits the ultimate perceiver since it cannot explain self. J. SCIENTIFIC ACCEPTANCE LEIBNIZ-- Unexplored by science or explored only to the extent that God, spirit, souil nd mind are seen to be necessary nonphysical entities necessary for existence. Endorsing eibniz is a career-buster. MATERIALISM-- Enthusiastically accepted and utilized. It acts as a cult. K. QUANTUM MECHANICS, NONLOCAL OR OTHERWISE LEIBNIZ-- All corporeal bodies share and partcipate in the space of existence according to their capabilities, which means that more dominant quanta dominate the less dominant and would seem to participagte in a wider range of differences. MATERIALISM-- QM is not possible since only physical entities exist. L. PHYSICAL VS NONPHYSICAL LEIBNIZ-- The physical is within spacetime, the nonphysical (the spiritual or mental orld) is outside of spacetime. MATERIALISM-- Only the physical exists. M. THE PARANORMAL LEIBNIZ-- The paranormal is normal, but based on the nonphysical world outside of spacetime. MATERIALISM-- Up front is always not to be taken seriously. N. COSMOLOGY--ORIGIN OF THE UNIVERSE LEIBNIZ-- Every monad has an indestructable soul which has been here from the creation of the universe, or else has been created or destroyed by God . My personal view is that this would allow for creation of matter from mind such as in the Big Bang”. MATERIALISM-- The classic position is that the universe has always been, but there are modern scientific theories of the “Big Bang”. O. LIFE LEIBNIZ-- Everything in the universe is alive. MATERIALISM-- There are vaious materialistic accounts of the formation of life. P. DEATH LEIBNIZ-- Everything in the universe is alive. Each living things “unfolds” from its soul or monad as a seed unfolds into a living plant. At death, the rotting body stays attached to its monad, just as in Christianity we sleep after death until resurrected with a new body in the Second Coming MATERIALISM-- The termination of what is believed to be life. Q. DETERMINISM LEIBNIZ-- Every body in the universe moves according to a “Pre-established Harmony (PEH)”. In my personal view this allows for what might be called “effective free choice”, meaning that only choices in accord with the PEH are possible. MATERIALISM-- The termination of what is believed to be life. R. DIVINE INTERVENTION IN THE WORLD LEIBNIZ-- No divine intervention is possible or needed, since during the week of Creation, God drew up his Pre-established Harmony (the PEH) and rested on the 7th day, while the universe plays out according to this script without God's interventions. Since the PEH foresaw and acted according to all events, good or bad, this would allow for prayer to work or not work. Thus the PEH can be thought of as a divine musical composition or all-knowing computer program running on its own. In a sense, the PEH is God asleep. MATERIALISM-- Since there is no God, there can be no divine intervention. S. INTELLIGENCE LEIBNIZ-- The ability to make choices autonomously, not by some computer program. Every body in the universe moves according to a “Pre-established Harmony” (PEH) . MATERIALISM-- Matter may be intelligent, but we do not know its language. There is something call “artificial intgelligence” used in computerbut a computer, but e termination of what is believed to be life. T. CONSCIOUNESS LEIBNIZ-- Internal perception (see above), requiring a subject (self) and object. MATERIALISM-- Seems to me to be impossible, since materialism has no self to perceive or be conscious. U. MIND-BODY PROBLEM LEIBNIZ-- Since mind and body are both mental, there is no such problem. MATERIALISM-- Seems to me to be impossible, since materialism has no self to perceive or be conscious. V. THE FUNDAMENTAL REALITY LEIBNIZ-- Mind and the subjective world MATERIALISM-- Matter and the objective world. - Roger Clough Dr. Roger Clough NIST (ret.) 6/11/2013 See my Leibniz site at http://team.academia.edu/RogerClough ____________________________________________________________________ DreamMail - Your mistake not to try it once, but my mistake for your leaving off. use again 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/everything-list?hl=en. 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