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One of the seventeenth century's most vital thinkers, Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz exercised huge, immense impression at the philosophy of Herder, Feuerbach, and Hegel in addition to at the writings of Schiller and Goethe. of Leibniz's so much studied and infrequently quoted works look during this quantity: Discourse on Metaphysics and The Monadology.
Published in 1686, the Discourse on Metaphysics involves Leibniz's growth of a letter to his theologian pal Antoine Arnauld, within which he explains that via our perceptions we exhibit the remainder of the universe from our personal special views. the complete international is hence contained in every one person substance as every one represents an identical universe and "the universe is in a fashion expanded as time and again as there are ingredients, and equally the respect of God is redoubled via as many totally different representations of His work." it truly is the following that Leibniz makes his recognized statement that God, with ideal wisdom and goodness, freely selected to create this, the easiest of all attainable worlds.
The Monadology, written in 1714, bargains a concise synopsis of Leibniz's philosophy. It establishes the legislation of ultimate reasons, which underlie God's unfastened option to create the absolute best global — an international that serves as dynamic and completely ordered proof of the knowledge, strength, and benevolence of its creator.

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