LEIBNIZ, Gottfried Wilhelm, Baron von


LEIBNIZ, Gottfried Wilhelm, Baron von
(1646-1716)
   German RATIONALIST PHILOSOPHER, mathematician, and inventor of Calculus whose work led to the development of SYMBOLIC LOGIC. He taught that the UNIVERSE is made up of ultimate entities known as monads. GOD is the supreme monad responsible for the state of the universe. He is eternal and absolute truth who created this world as the best possible world. EVIL is a problem but is to be understood as a the consequence of freedom which makes the world a far better place than if humans lacked the ability to choose.

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