Gottfried Leibniz: Theodicy, Characteristica Universalis, Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize, Stepped Reckoner, Identity of Indiscernibles Books LLC

ISBN: 9781156484944

Published: August 14th 2011

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Gottfried Leibniz: Theodicy, Characteristica Universalis, Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize, Stepped Reckoner, Identity of Indiscernibles by Books LLC
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 34. Chapters: Theodicy, Characteristica universalis, Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize, Stepped Reckoner, Identity ofMorePlease note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online.

Pages: 34. Chapters: Theodicy, Characteristica universalis, Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize, Stepped Reckoner, Identity of indiscernibles, Leibnizs notation, Leibniz wheel, Principle of sufficient reason, Calculus ratiocinator, Alternating series test, Vis viva, Best of all possible worlds, Well-founded phenomenon, Pre-established harmony, Leibniz-Keks, Ars inveniendi, Salva veritate, Leibniz Society of North America.

Excerpt: Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz (sometimes von Leibniz) (German pronunciation: or ) (July 1, 1646 - November 14, 1716) was a German philosopher and mathematician. He wrote in multiple languages, primarily in Latin ( 40%), French ( 30%) and German ( 15%). Leibniz occupies a prominent place in the history of mathematics and the history of philosophy.

He developed the infinitesimal calculus independently of Isaac Newton, and Leibnizs mathematical notation has been widely used ever since it was published. He became one of the most prolific inventors in the field of mechanical calculators.

While working on adding automatic multiplication and division to Pascals calculator, he was the first to describe a pinwheel calculator in 1685 and invented the Leibniz wheel, used in the arithmometer, the first mass-produced mechanical calculator. He also refined the binary number system, which is at the foundation of virtually all digital computers. In philosophy, Leibniz is mostly noted for his optimism, e.g. his conclusion that our Universe is, in a restricted sense, the best possible one that God could have created. Leibniz, along with Ren Descartes and Baruch Spinoza, was one of the three great 17th century advocates of rationalism.

The work of Leibniz anticipated modern logic and analytic philosophy, but his philosophy also looks back to the scholastic tradition, in which conclusions are produced by applying reason to first prin...



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