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Leibniz appears to us an intuitive and brightly conscious herald. He stands against the mechanistic atomism of Hobbes. The latter asserted that, from a fitting together of pieces which are not shaped parts, society as a whole arises. It is opposed to the absolutist doctrine of the presence of abstract eternal laws of form and schemes which make up the individual. Leibniz announced that this linking of the individual and universal is perfected in the individual personality. It is completed formatively in a unique and vital manner. From a mathematical symbolic logic we come to the conception of an unalterable being which is in the act of becoming. We think of a being mysteriously shaping itself. The value of this idea of becoming lies in the consciousness of the possibility of perfection through self realisation.Leibniz moved me with a sense like that of coming home after a long homesickness. I read the Monadology, Theodicy, and the Clarke-Leibniz correspondence again and again, going on to writers later in my series, and back to Leibniz again. By my fourteenth I was an avowed student of Leibniz.(1)
The belief in the uniqueness of personality, of the Monad, in its godlikeness and indestructibility, is an outstanding feature of the Christian. It is also characteristic of the un Christian Nordic Germanic thinker..

1. The Power of Reason: 1988, by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.; EIR, 1987

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