In light of our recent Spinoza discussions, it seems an apt time to review Leibniz, whom we talked about way back in Episode 6. This video (and its two sequels; the author’s intended “10 small videos” did not not materialize), with its deadpan German narrator and its low-budget visual aids, provides an introduction to monads for those of you like Continue Reading …
Discussing Leibniz’s Monodology. Have some tasty metaphysics, in mono!
Leibniz thinks that the world is ultimately made up of monads, which are like atoms except nothing at all like atoms, because they’re alive, and mindful, and eternal, and windowless, placed in the best kind of harmony at the beginning of time by God. Is there a concept album in all of this?
Plus, does reading philosophy make you a better conversationalist, or just get you ostracized?
End song: The soothing “Healthy Song” by The MayTricks, from the 1994 album Happy Songs Will Bring You Down.
Discussing Liebniz’s Monadology.