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Kroppens harmoni: om relationalitet i G.W Leibnizs monadologi
Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education.
2014 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this essay is to discuss relationality in G.W Leibnizs Monadologie (1714). In general terms this essay analyzes the notion of individuation in relation to the concept of monads. The analysis proposes a question regarding the body in this individuation, and what consequences follows for the understanding of the relation between the single individual and other individuals. It will be shown that the irreducibility of having a body transcendens something like ownness, subjectivity, personality and individuation, and this is explained through the pre-established harmony between the monads – where the plurality of monads is detected before the monads singularity. To widen this investigation of relationality between the monads, I will turn to Edmund Husserls phenomenological operation for solving the egological problem of solipsism in Cartesian Meditations (1929). In his meditations, Husserl uses the monad as a self-conscious ego with peculiar ownness. After having outlined the relevant characteristics of Husserl phenomenological methodical operation, I turn to Deleuzes non-phenomenological reading of Leibniz in The Fold: Leibniz and the Baroque (1988). In Deleuzes reading Leibniz is ascribed a transcendental philosophy which bears on the event rather than the phenomenon. The purpose is to develop a discussion between Leibniz, Husserl and Deleuze about relationality in relation to the concept of monads, and about the different ways in which we can approach this subject.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. , 28 p.
Keyword [en]
Leibniz, Husserl, Deleuze, monad, body, intersubjectivity, metaphysics, phenomenology
Keyword [sv]
Leibniz, Husserl, Deleuze, monad, kropp, intersubjektivitet, metafysik, fenomenologi
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URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-26018OAI: diva2:781689
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Humanities, Theology
Available from: 2015-01-19 Created: 2015-01-18 Last updated: 2015-01-19Bibliographically approved

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