Along the seashore

„Thus when I walk along the seashore and hear the great noise of the sea, I hear separate sounds of each wave but do not distinguish them; our confused perceptions are the result of the impressions made on us by the whole universe. It is the same with each monad“.

(Leibniz, Gottfried Wilhelm , The Principles of Nature and of Grace, Based on Reason [1714] [Translated by Leroy E. Loemker], in: Philosophical Papers and Letters, ed. Leroy E. Loemker (Dordrecht: D. Reidel, 1969, p. 640)

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