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Leibniz’s Monadology and its insights concerning quantum physics
Leibniz’s Monadology and its insights concerning quantum physics

Author(s): Ludmila Ivancheva
Subject(s): Philosophy, Metaphysics
Published by: Издателство на БАН „проф. Марин Дринов“
Keywords: Leibniz; Monadology; philosophical insights; quantum physics; history of science

Summary/Abstract: This study examines Gottfried Leibniz’s remarkable philosophical work Monadology in the context of his insights on some concepts in modern quantum physics. In particular, a connection has been detected between the properties of the monads and the corpuscular-wave dualism of the elementary particles, and ideological similarities have been identified with regard to the existence of a hidden, unmanifested reality as a reason for the “unfolding” of the material world. The phenomenon “non-locality” related to this idea has also found its analogies in Leibniz’s concepts expressed in his work Monadology. Moreover, an analysis has been made of the relationship of Monadology to the modern concept of the holographic and fractal nature of the Universe. A conclusion has been made that in history of sciences, ideas quite frequently evolve and if not rejected, they would gradually get saturated with content and find their revitalization in some modern scientific theories.

  • Issue Year: 8/2021
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 160-170
  • Page Count: 11
  • Language: English