While I will go ahead and post this, I see there is a near duplicate. I know that bits and pieces of Leibniz, such as relativized space, are picked up by today's philosophers, but I am especially interested in the monadology.
It is certainly, at least to me, a complex and peculiar theory, yet intriguing. I cannot say I grasp it. It is sometimes likened to Indra's Net. Apart from this image, are there comparable or similar theories proposed by other, subsequent philosophers? Is there something comparable in Whitehead, say, or other systems philosophers?
The purpose of my question is actually to get a clearer interpretation of Leibniz by shedding some of the remote, 17th-century rationalism. Is Deleuze helpful in this regard or too idiosyncratic?