Gottfried Wilhelm Leibnitz


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Noun1.Gottfried Wilhelm Leibnitz - German philosopher and mathematician who thought of the universe as consisting of independent monads and who devised a system of the calculus independent of Newton (1646-1716)Gottfried Wilhelm Leibnitz - German philosopher and mathematician who thought of the universe as consisting of independent monads and who devised a system of the calculus independent of Newton (1646-1716)
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Answer 4: A term coined by the 17th--century German philosopher and mathematician Gottfried Wilhelm Leibnitz. It refers to God's essential benevolence despite the existence of evil, which, Leibnitz said, God allowed to exist temporarily in the interests of the greater good in the "best of all possible worlds."
The late-seventeenth century was clouded with speculation as to who was the first developer of differential calculus, the German mathematician Gottfried Wilhelm Leibnitz or the English mathematician Isaac Newton.
On a different tack, the views of Gottfried Wilhelm Leibnitz, co-inventor of calculus and one of the greatest geniuses of the 17th and 18th centuries, represents the rationalist tradition and the supremacy of reason.