Roger,

Having just learned a thing or two from Bruno,
it strikes me that Leibniz monads are Aristotelian rather than Platonic
just like my string cosmology.
Richard


On Tue, Oct 29, 2013 at 6:40 AM, Roger Clough <rclo...@verizon.net> wrote:

>  Leibniz's platonism and the false problem of reductionism
>
> In physics and psychology we have two enigmas if materialism rules,
> those of spontaneous mental intentions (so that there is no free will) and
> also
> that of spontaneous (probabililistic) events such as we find in
> statistical mechanics
> and quantum mechanics.
>
> But under Leibniz's platonism, these dilemmas vanish.
>
> Reductionism is the view that all mental processes can be reduced or
> explained
> by brain mechanisms. But true intentions, where physical actions are
> initiated
> by the mind, not the brain, obviously fail this test, so it is a puzzle
> swept
> under the rug by the cult of materialism. Free will also then disappears
> and creation is enigmatic.
>
> Leibniz's platonism is the inverse view in which all observed or
> possible brain functions
> are controlled by mind, so that reductionism vanishes as a problem and
> the will, with possibly some limitations, is free to create. All causes in
> Leibniz's world are thoughts.
>
> Similarly, if there is no need
>
>
>
>
>
>  Dr. Roger B Clough NIST (ret.) [1/1/2000]
> See my Leibniz site at
>  http://independent.academia.edu/RogerClough
>
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