Leibniz



Gottfried Wilhelm von
[German gawt-freet vil-helm fuh n] /German ˈgɔt frit ˈvɪl hɛlm fən/ (Show IPA), 1646–1716, German philosopher, writer, and mathematician.
Contemporary Examples

Leibniz (185) and Voltaire (170) also performed well, but others gave a lackluster showing.
What is a Genius? Nick Romeo November 8, 2013

Historical Examples

It is a question, however, for which Leibniz himself has provided an answer.
Leibniz’s New Essays Concerning the Human Understanding John Dewey

It is, like Leibniz and Spinoza, to deny to duration all efficient action.
Creative Evolution Henri Bergson

His father, who died when Leibniz was only six years old, was a professor in the university and a notary of considerable practice.
Leibniz’s New Essays Concerning the Human Understanding John Dewey

The latter, in particular, gave Leibniz every encouragement.
Leibniz’s New Essays Concerning the Human Understanding John Dewey

If Leibniz had a profession in literature, it was history rather than philosophy.
Theodicy G. W. Leibniz

Spinoza would be right, said Leibniz, were it not for the existence of monads.
Leibniz’s New Essays Concerning the Human Understanding John Dewey

If we condemn Leibniz for writing physical theology, we condemn not him but his age.
Theodicy G. W. Leibniz

But the Englishmen found the thought of Leibniz paradoxical and forced.
Leibniz’s New Essays Concerning the Human Understanding John Dewey

But it is the idea of organism, of life, which is radical to the thought of Leibniz.
Leibniz’s New Essays Concerning the Human Understanding John Dewey

Leibniz
(līb’nĭts)
German philosopher and mathematician who invented the mathematical processes of differentiation and integration, which greatly expanded the field of calculus. Leibniz also established the foundations of probability theory and conceived the idea for a practical calculating machine.

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