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Gottfried Leibniz
Gottfried Wilhelm von Leibniz (/ˈlaɪbnɪts/; [ˈɡɔtfʁiːt ˈvɪlhɛlm fɔn ˈlaɪbnɪts] or [ˈlaɪpnɪts]; July 1, 1646 – November 14, 1716) was a German polymath and philosopher.He occupies a prominent place in ...
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Works by Gottfried Leibniz
Algebraic logic
In mathematical logic, algebraic logic is the reasoning obtained by manipulating equations with free variables.What is now usually called classical algebraic logic focuses on the identification and al...
Dynamism (metaphysics)
Dynamism is a general name for a group of philosophical views concerning the nature of matter. However different they may be in other respects, all these views agree in making matter consist essential...
Leibniz Prize winners
Works by Gottfried Leibniz
Bernhard Keimer
Bernhard Keimer (* 24. August 1964 in Ratingen) is a German physicist and Director at the Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research. His research group uses spectroscopic methods to explore quantu...
Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize
The Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize or in short the Leibniz Prize (complete German title "Förderpreis für deutsche Wissenschaftler im Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz-Programm der Deutschen Forschungsgemeins...
Leibniz–Clarke correspondence
The Leibniz–Clarke correspondence was a scientific, theological and philosophical debate conducted in an exchange of letters between the German thinker Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz and Samuel Clarke, an ...
Theodicy
Theodicy (/θiːˈɒdɪsi/), in its most common form, is the attempt to answer the question of why a good God permits the manifestation of evil. Theodicy attempts to resolve the evidential problem of evil ...
Divine command theory
Divine command theory is a meta-ethical theory which proposes that an action's status as morally good is equivalent to whether it is commanded by God. The theory asserts that what is moral is determin...
Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz
Gottfried Wilhelm von Leibniz (also Godefroi Guillaume Leibnitz, /ˈlaɪbnɪts/; [ˈɡɔtfʁiːt ˈvɪlhɛlm fɔn ˈlaɪbnɪts] or [ˈlaɪpnɪts]; July 1, 1646 – November 14, 1716) was a German polymath and philosopher...
Alternating series test
In mathematical analysis, the alternating series test is a method used to prove that an alternating series with terms that decrease in absolute value is a convergent series.The test was used by Gottfr...
Leibniz formula for determinants
In algebra, the Leibniz formula expresses the determinant of a square matrix in terms of permutations of the matrix elements. Named in honor of Gottfried Leibniz, the formula isfor an n×n matrix, whe...
Transcendental law of homogeneity
The transcendental law of homogeneity (TLH) is a heuristic principle enunciated by Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz most clearly in a 1710 text entitled Symbolismus memorabilis calculi algebraici et infinite...
Dialogue of Pessimism
The Dialogue of Pessimism is an ancient Mesopotamian dialogue between a master and his servant that expresses the futility of human action. It has parallels with biblical wisdom literature.
The Di...
Law of Continuity
The Law of Continuity is a heuristic principle introduced by Gottfried Leibniz based on earlier work by Nicholas of Cusa and Johannes Kepler. It is the principle that "whatever succeeds for the finit...
Leibniz Society of North America
The Leibniz Society of North America is a philosophical society whose purpose is to promote the study of the philosophy of Gottfried Leibniz. The society publishes the Leibniz Society Review.
Difference (philosophy)
Difference is a key concept of philosophy, denoting the process or set of properties by which one entity is distinguished from another within a relational field or a given conceptual system. In the We...
Binary number
Principle of sufficient reason
The principle of sufficient reason states that nothing is without reason. It is a powerful and controversial philosophical principle stipulating that everything must have a reason or a cause. The mode...
Magdalena Götz
Magdalena Götz is a German neuroscientist. She is noted for her study of glial cells and holds a chair at Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich's Department of Physiology. She is involved in the fiel...
General Leibniz rule
In calculus, the general Leibniz rule, named after Gottfried Leibniz, generalizes the product rule (which is also known as "Leibniz's rule"). It states that if f and g are n-times differentiable func...
Stefanie Dimmeler
Stefanie Dimmeler (born 18 July 1967) is a German biologist and biochemist. Since 2001, she has been Professor of Experimental Medicine and Head of Molecular Cardiology at the University of Frankfurt...
Leibniz's notation
In calculus, Leibniz's notation, named in honor of the 17th-century German philosopher and mathematician Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz, uses the symbols dx and dy to represent infinitely small (or infini...
Calculus ratiocinator
The Calculus ratiocinator is a theoretical universal logical calculation framework, a concept described in the writings of Gottfried Leibniz, usually paired with his more frequently mentioned charact...
Leibniz–Newton calculus controversy
The calculus controversy (often referred to with the German term Prioritätsstreit, meaning ‘priority dispute’) was an argument between 17th-century mathematicians Isaac Newton and Gottfried Leibniz (b...
Theo Geisel (physicist)
Christia Mercer
New Essays on Human Understanding
New Essays on Human Understanding (French: Nouveaux essais sur l'entendement humain) is a chapter-by-chapter rebuttal by Gottfried Leibniz of John Locke's major work, An Essay Concerning Human Und...
Studia Leibnitiana
Anja Feldmann
Anja Feldmann (born 8 March 1966 in Bielefeld) is a German computer scientist.
Feldmann studied computer science at Universität Paderborn and received her degree in 1990. She continued her studies...