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 M - Monad

 

Monad: Unit. In Leibniz's philosophy: What functions as the soul of things: the part that perceives, feels, desires and possibly thinks.

The best explanation of this Leibnizian concept, which also mirrors Aristotle's notion of entelechy, is by Leibniz himself.






 


See: Entelechy, The Monadology of Leibniz with comments.


Literature:

Broad, Leibniz, Maartensz, Rescher, Russell

 Original: Dec 17, 2004                                                Last edited: 12 December 2011.   Top