Jung's Synchronicity and Philosophical Assumptions
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During the course of his discussion of synchronicity, Jung makes references to the philosophers Leibniz, Kant, and Schopenhauer. This paper gives a brief description of the traditional philosophical concepts of mind, reality, and meaning and then looks at each of these philosophers in detail. One finds that as Jung discusses each of these philosophers? contribution to the understanding of meaningful coincidences, he accepts the terms of the discussion, resulting in an unworkable understanding of synchronicity.
From the Paper:"What we perceive will be unitary things, but in reality each of those things are aggregates of monads (simple, unextended substances) and known to us as such only through philosophical analysis. Furthermore, what we perceive in the phenomenal world will be subject to mechanical causality, but each monad is unique in that all changes and developments occur on the basis of each monad's potentialities ("entelechy"). Recall that these substances do not interact with each other, but their individual changes mirror the changes of other monads in perfect harmony. Each monad functions in each of their own ways, perceive things in their own ways, and reflects the infinite universe in their own ways?this entirety operating in harmony, pre-established by God."
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