- adj. Of or relating to the philosophy of Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz.
- Leibniz + -ian (Wiktionary)
“Even if God did plan it all knowing that the Jesus events would make for the best of all possible worlds -- to use the Leibnizian phrase -- you still have the question about Adam and Eve.”
“The novella begins with a young man, Candide, who is living a sheltered life in an Edenic paradise and being indoctrinated with Leibnizian optimism (or simply optimism) by his tutor, Pangloss.”
“Benjamin's career as a Leibnizian idealist reached its peak and breaking point in his formulation of the guiding principles of The Origin of the German”
“Nothing therefore exists, according to Leibnizian metaphysics, but an endless series of immanent representations coordinated among the infinity of monads — though the term”
“Nor did the Leibnizian method of differentials escape Berkeley's strictures.”
“But did early “modern” logicians like Boole, SchrÃ¶der, or Frege have any knowledge of Leibnizian logic, i.e., could Leibniz have had any influence on these pioneers of modern logic?”
“Erdmann's edition of the philosophical works and Trendelenburg's presentation of Leibniz's semiotics were the most important steps towards the further reception of Leibnizian ideas among mathematical logicians at the end of the 19th century.”
“Given Trendelenburg's special emphasis in presenting the Leibnizian system, his significance for the mathematical reception of Leibniz's ideas in the context of the emergence of formal mathematics and mathematical logic in the second half of the 19th century is astonishing.”
“It is of interest to note that Leibnizian infinitesimals (differentials) are realized in nonstandard analysis, and nilsquare infinitesimals in smooth infinitesimal analysis (for both types of analysis see below).”
“Franz Schupp, starting from Couturat's evaluation quoted earlier, assumed “that the Leibnizian logic might be relevant for the further development of modern logic, beyond the historically interesting aspect of an ˜ingenious anticipation™””
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Words taken from G. W. Leibniz while I write my end-of-term essay. From: Monadology and Other Essays (translated from the French by R. Ariew and D. Garber in G. W. Leibniz, Philosophical Essays (In...
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