Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz
Akademie der Wissenschaften in Wien
Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz
1646 - 1716
Philosoph, Mathematiker, Physiker, Theologe, Geologe, Techniker, Philologe, Jurist, Historiker und Diplomat
Location. 48° 12.545′ N, 16° 22.63′ E. Marker is in Vienna, Wien, in Innenstadt. Marker is at the intersection of Sonnenfelsgasse and Jesuitengasse, on the right when traveling west on Sonnenfelsgasse. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Sonnenfelsgasse 19, Vienna, Wien 1010, Austria. Touch for directions.
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Also see . . . Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz (Wikipedia). "Gottfried Wilhelm (von) Leibniz (sometimes spelled Leibnitz) (1 July 1646 [O.S. 21 June] – 14 November 1716) was a prominent German polymath and one of the most important logicians, mathematicians and natural philosophers of the Enlightenment. As a representative of the seventeenth-century tradition of rationalism, Leibniz's most prominent accomplishment was conceiving the ideas of differential and integral calculus, independently of Isaac Newton's contemporaneous developments....In philosophy, Leibniz is most noted for his optimism, i.e. his conclusion that our universe is, in a restricted sense, the best possible one that God could have created, an idea that was often lampooned by others such as Voltaire. Leibniz, along with René Descartes and Baruch Spinoza, was one of the three great 17th-century advocates of rationalism. The work of Leibniz anticipated modern logic and analytic philosophy, but his philosophy also assimilates elements of the scholastic tradition, notably that conclusions are produced by applying reason to first principles or prior definitions rather than to empirical evidence.... Leibniz made major contributions to physics and technology, and anticipated notions that surfaced much later in philosophy, probability theory, biology, medicine, geology, psychology, linguistics, and computer science. He wrote works on philosophy, politics, law, ethics, theology, history, and philology. Leibniz also contributed to the field of library science.... Leibniz's contributions to this vast array of subjects were scattered in various learned journals, in tens of thousands of letters, and in unpublished manuscripts. He wrote in several languages, but primarily in Latin, French, and German. There is no complete gathering of the writings of Leibniz translated into English." (Submitted on January 15, 2020.)
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