monad

(redirected from Monads)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia.
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
Eliot, 'Leibniz's Monads and Bradley's Finite Centers', The Monist, 26.
Here again Garber convincingly argues against those competing interpretations, most notably Robert Adams's 'qualified monad conception' (93-7), that try to assimilate these ideas to Leibniz's subsequent monadology by downplaying the significance of corporeal substance talk in these middle years and emphasizing the continuity of this metaphysics with Leibniz's latter thought.
His creation of the monad's capacity for internalising relations allows him to welcome Leibniz's treatment of space and time as dialectical whereas Leibniz accepts internal modifications but denies any effect from other monads, leaving little space for dialectics, either as method or in actuality.
Fragments, monads and vessels are finished with a simple clay-based glaze to seal and add surface patina over the slip.
But inflected with properties deriving from the neoplatonist tradition, each monad was conceived as "pregnant with its own future" and said to "express the entire universe" in its own internal representational and appetitive states.
The phytoplankton community was numerically dominated by flagellates and monads less than 5 gm, ranging from 10 x l06 cells/L at the start and decreased to about 1 x [10.
In the 1690s, Leibniz developed the ideas of the pre-established harmony of the world as well as of the monad, the latter a term not new to Leibniz, but associated with his view that the world is constituted of wholly distinct and individual substantial forms.
Darwin eventually gave up on the monad idea, but the tree image stuck and reappeared in a more developed form several pages further on in the notebook.
0] > 0) is the strength of a monad, m(t) is the mass of a particle at time t, Q is the strength of the particle, N is the number of monads that make up the particle, [rho] is the density of the [OMEGA](0) substratum, t [greater than or equal to] 0.
19) Because each monad is already hard-wired by the Creator in pre-established harmony with all creation, Leibniz concludes that monads 'have no windows, by which anything could come in or go out'.
Women tend to have more relational manners of thinking than do men, which is to say that we tend to view ourselves within a complex or tissue of relations and not as isolated monads, a view that is more likely to be had by male thinkers," says Michele Schumacher, a mother of four and editor of the book Women in Christ (Wm.
The epistemic monads of narrators and protagonists are defined by their historical background, and in turn these monads are responsible for the shape of a fictional world.