Saturday, October 27, 2012


The Templeton-funded Leibniz conference in Lisbon has ended. This is a picture of some of the detritus of the final port tasting which capped three days of often very opulent feasting. Or is it a representation of the "multiverse" the final two papers discussed as ways Leibniz' ideas about the best possible world and about the incarnation (!) might be extended or amplified by today's discussions? I didn't know about multiverses before this, to my shame, and the six varieties of port have erased most of what I thought I learned. "Spatio-temporally but not causally related, issuing from the same God" is all I remember.

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