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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A Study in French Reactions to Leibnizianism, 1670-1760, Nueva York, Oxford University Press, 1955.
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.