A Platonic, singularity theory of mind. 

Current philosophies of mind debate whether mind and body are a dualism
(mind and body) or a monism (mindbody). But these do not address the 
nature of mind itself. As the pragmatics of language demonstrate, 
Mind (first person singular) must be a singularity if we are to have a singular 
perceiving the world from a singular point of view, and acting as a single 
It seems unlikely that such a singularity could be formed from a pluralistic 
or pluralistic world, any more than a king could be formed from his populace. 

In addition, the mind is subjective (mental, nonphysical) , while the brain
and the rest of the world are objective (physical). 
Following along these lines, then, consciousness must be a Platonic 
singularity. But since we all have minds, there must be multiple 
singularities within this singularity, whch Leibniz calls monads. 

Dr. Roger B Clough NIST (ret.) [1/1/2000] 
See my Leibniz site at 

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