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Leibniz, Gottfried Wilhelm von

(Leibnitz; Lubeniecz; 1646–1716). Prot. philos. and polymath; b. Leipzig, Ger.; educ. Leipzig, Jena, Altdorf; held various positions; held that the universe is made up of “monads,” units endowed with physical and psychical properties, God being the Supreme Monad; tried to unite Prots. and RCs, Luths. and Ref. Works include Hypothesis physica nova; De concursu corporum; De principio individui; Discours de métaphysique; Essais de Théodicée sur la bonté de Dieu, la liberté de l'homme, et l'origine du mal; La Monadologie; Nouveaux Essais sur l'entendement humain. See also Harmony, Pre-Established; Logic, Symbolic; Lutheran Theology After 1580, 8; Time.

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