Plastic Surgery for the Monadology: Leibniz via Heidegger

Graham Harman


The article discusses fascinating points of similarity and difference between Leibniz's Monadology and Heidegger's 'The Thing', two of the greatest short works in the history of philosophy. But the key point of intersection between them is not widely recognised: indirect causation.


Leibniz; Heidegger; monad; thing; indirect causation

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