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  • 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.

    Michael Ruse: Original Sin, Evolution and Human Origins

  • 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.

    Archive 2009-03-01

  • 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

    Club Monad

  • Nothing therefore exists, according to Leibnizian metaphysics, but an endless series of immanent representations coordinated among the infinity of monads — though the term

    Club Monad

  • Nor did the Leibnizian method of differentials escape Berkeley's strictures.

    Continuity and Infinitesimals

  • But did early “modern” logicians like Boole, Schröder, or Frege have any knowledge of Leibnizian logic, i.e., could Leibniz have had any influence on these pioneers of modern logic?

    Leibniz's Influence on 19th Century 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.

    Leibniz's Influence on 19th Century Logic

  • 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.

    Leibniz's Influence on 19th Century Logic

  • 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).

    Continuity and Infinitesimals

  • 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™”

    Leibniz's Influence on 19th Century Logic


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