I have a question about this video regarding Leibniz, monads and interaction:
On the one hand, Anthony Quinton says that a monad has no interaction with other monads... each monad acts according to its own history and internal program.
But he also says that monads are aware of other monads... If this is the case, won't the monads observation of other monads have an impact on the program it runs?
I mean, to avoid causality, a monad's observations of other monads has no impact on its actions. But what justification does Leibniz have to forbid this? It seems ad-hoc. A monad observes other monads, but those observations cannot act as an input to its program?
EDIT: Putting it more simply, if a monad observes other monads doesn't that mean that there is interaction between the two? What does it mean for one monad to be aware of another without some type of causation?