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Monads as Functions

How does a Leibnizian monad (which, viewed as active, or as clearly and distinctly perceiving, possesses substantial form, and which, viewed as passive, or as obscurely and confusedly perceiving, possesses prime matter) relate to its body? The monad/body distinction maps onto … Continue reading

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Spinoza on Mind and Body

In part II of his Ethics, Spinoza offers some striking reflections on the mind’s relation to the body, two aspects of which I’ll note here. First, he defines the body (corpus) as “Obiectum ideae humanam mentem constituentis” (the object of the … Continue reading

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