Leibniz (185) and Voltaire (170) also performed well, but others gave a lackluster showing.
It is a question, however, for which Leibniz himself has provided an answer.
It is, like Leibniz and Spinoza, to deny to duration all efficient action.
His father, who died when Leibniz was only six years old, was a professor in the university and a notary of considerable practice.
The latter, in particular, gave Leibniz every encouragement.
If Leibniz had a profession in literature, it was history rather than philosophy.
Spinoza would be right, said Leibniz, were it not for the existence of monads.
If we condemn Leibniz for writing physical theology, we condemn not him but his age.
But the Englishmen found the thought of Leibniz paradoxical and forced.
But it is the idea of organism, of life, which is radical to the thought of Leibniz.
German philosopher and mathematician who invented the mathematical processes of differentiation and integration, which greatly expanded the field of calculus. Leibniz also established the foundations of probability theory and conceived the idea for a practical calculating machine.