AHA, I can see from your avatar why you're so keen on Leibniz - you're
almost his double!

:)


On 16 November 2013 04:57, Bruno Marchal <marc...@ulb.ac.be> wrote:

>
> On 15 Nov 2013, at 16:30, Richard Ruquist wrote:
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> Where's the math?
>
>
> Good question.
>
> I comment Roger below:
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>
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> On Fri, Nov 15, 2013 at 7:40 AM, Roger Clough <rclo...@verizon.net> wrote:
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>>  The self as lens: Leibniz's lens-like model of perception and reality.
>>
>> Although I cannot find a direct reference in Leibniz's writings, they
>> have not all been translated. Nevertheless Leibniz's model
>> of perception is seemingly based on the high technology of the 17th
>> century,
>> Huygen's microscope. The indirect reference to the perceiver
>> as based on the lens of a microscope, which can represent a
>> field of view at a single point, as a unity,, as a perceiver or self must
>> do
>> Leibniz's conceptioon of reality was similar to this :
>>
>> "Reality cannot be found except in One single source, because
>> of the interconnection of all things with one another.
>> I do not conceive of any reality at all as without genuine unity.
>> (*Gottfried Leibniz*, 1670)
>>
>> This single point in the perceiver and in reality itself
>> is reflected in Leibniz's monad (which represents the many in the one),
>> Plato's model of the One,
>>
>
> OK, up to here.
>
>
> the concepts of white and black holes
>> and the twistor in Penrose's physics..
>>
>
> ? (That's a big jump which would need tuns of precisions, publications and
> independent verifications), ...
> ... and the math, as Richard asked.
>
>
>
>
>> Leibniz's monadology itself can be used to derive
>> the self as lens, since a person can be focused down
>> to be represented by a monad, which
>> cAn be understood as a point homunculus (the perceiver).
>>
>
> Too much analogical for me.
>
> Bruno
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>
>
>
>> It is also well known that Leibniz referred to the myriad
>> of microscopic organisms seen in a microscope as
>> vderying his view of the world as the many in the one
>> (the monad).
>>
>>
>>
>>  Dr. Roger B Clough NIST (ret.) [1/1/2000]
>> See my Leibniz site at
>>  http://independent.academia.edu/RogerClough
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