Leibnizianism


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Leibnizianism, Leibnitzianism

the philosophy of Gottfied Wilhelm von Leibniz and his followers, especially monadism and the theory of preestablished harmony, the theory that this is the best of all possible worlds because God has chosen it (satirized by Voltaire in Candide), and proposals for a scientific language and a method of symbolic computation. — Leib-nizian, Leibnitzian, n., adj.
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In contradistinction to Kant's seat of judgement prejudice, Nietzsche prefers to place active organic and soul individuations on the same plane as Leibnizianism: on the plane of cosmic, terrestrial dimensions of self-realization.
BARBER, W.T., Mme du Chatelet and Leibnizianism. The genesis of the <<Institutions de physique>>, in The Age of Enlightement, Studies presented to T.
This Leibnizianism should invite us to reconsider in particular the nature of the dialog with Russell concerning a logic of relation and, more generally, the meaning of the referential cleavage between Kant and Leibniz in neo-Kantianism and logical positivism.
Nothing could be more contrary to Leibnizianism, for on Leibniz's view the apparent causal relations of a mental state are specified by the internal features of the mental state itself.
In his first book, Thoughts on the True Estimation of the Living Forces, for example, he tried to mediate between the two physical systems prevailing at that time (Leibnizianism and Cartesianism) by clarifying the competing claims of metaphysics and mathematics: Mathematics deals only with outer relations, while metaphysics investigates the inner features of nature (compare True Estimation [subsection] 50, 87-9, 114-15).