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Gottfried Leibniz

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Gottfried Wilhelm Leibnitz (1646 - 1716) His father died before he was six Born in Germany at the end of Thirty Year War His family was highly educated. Born Luthern, he studied the Church Fathers Began his formal education at 14 in Leipzia Studied law, philosophy, mathematics Sent on a Diplomatic mission to Paris at 26 Known as the last “universial genius” His contributions include the fields of metaphysics, epistemology, logic, philosophy of religion, as well as mathematics, physics, geology, jurisprudence, and history. Great Thoughts Created a plan for universal characteristics of logical Calculus Dissertation on the Art of Combinations discovery of Calculus Composed a series of works on irenicism provides a basis and justification in philosophical theology for the reconciliation of Protestantism and Catholicism God always acts for the best God is a perfect being knowledge/power Application of the Great Ideas Gottfreid Leibiz used mathematics to prove philophy Predicate-in-Notion Principle (PIN) very distinctive notion of truth Principle of Identity or Contradiction (PC) a proposition cannot be both true and false at the same time Principle of the Indiscernibility of Identicals “Leibniz's Law”: two things are identical if and only if they share all properties Theory of Abstract Motion Theory of Concrete Motion Test Questions What is the meaning of the philosophy of irenicium? According to Leibniz God always acts for the best, how is it that so? Name some of the fields of study to which Gottfried Leibniz contributed. How is Leibniz remembered? Works Citied http://www.maths.tcd.ie/pub/HistMath/People/Leibniz/RouseBall/RB_Leibnitz.html http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/leibniz/ http://mally.stanford.edu/leibniz.html http://philosophyfaculty.ucsd.edu/faculty/rutherford/leibniz/ch3.htm Gottfried Leibniz
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