Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz
Birth date: July 01, 1646
Died: November 14, 1716
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So that's what monads are! Leibniz is one of the best thinkers I have ever come across and he's a very clear writer. This book makes me think of the line, "besides that Mrs. Lincoln how did you like the play". Because, if you can get past the "best possible of all worlds", the necessary and absol...
I don't buy Leibniz's brand of occasionalism, philosophical optimism, or even his assuredness that there is an infinite, necessarily existing simple substance he calls 'God.' But I found his arguments to be, for the most part, cogent, and his no nonsense, nearly mathematical form of composition to e...