Essays Tagged: "Leibniz"

Leonhard Euler

sics, and engineering mechanics published between 1726 and 1800. In pure mathematics, he integrated Leibniz's differential calculus and Newton's method of fluxions into mathematical analysis; refined ...

(2 pages) 86 1 4.6 Jan/1996

Subjects: Science Essays > Mathematics

Analysis of the different theories about the nature of space held by Isaac Newton, Carl Leibniz, and Emmanuel Kant

ested by any conventional means. Such is the case with different views of space. Isaac Newton, Carl Leibniz, and Emmanuel Kant all proposed different theories about the nature of space. With no true e ... ating alone betrays the effect of forces, and forces do not exist in relation to other objects.Carl Leibniz developed a view of space known as the relationist view. According to Leibniz, space can be ...

(2 pages) 80 1 4.7 Sep/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Modern Philosophy

On Explaining Existence: Subsumption, Privilege, and Reality. This paper provides analysis of Robert Nozicks ontological criterion for explaining existence.

sking. Why is there something rather than nothing? Curiously enough, the logical mystery sparked by Leibniz's question, in and of itself begs for an explanation. Many philosophers prefer ponderance of ...

(8 pages) 73 0 3.0 Mar/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

Voltaire's "Candide" is a satire on optimism.

fic objectivity. Through Candide, Voltaire expressed the misleading notion of Gottfried William von Leibniz's theory of optimism. Liebniz developed the idea that the world they were living in at that ... ssive wealth leads to degeneration to the individual. Voltaire succeeds in proving the falsehood of Leibniz's philosophy on the perfection of the practical life of man.

(4 pages) 184 0 4.2 Apr/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Classical Philosophy

Newton's Three Laws of Motion

f the Royal Society. Newton was a master of science and mathematics. He discovered calculus, before Leibniz' became popular. Perhaps Newton's most popular discovery, though, was gravity. As the story ...

(1 pages) 70 1 3.9 Feb/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Physics

Successful Satire within Volatire's "Candide"

riod of time in European history when English and French philosophers created new outlooks on life. Leibniz was one of these philosophers and he introduced the idea of optimism. Optimism was described ...

(2 pages) 74 0 3.5 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

The History of Computers

le revolution of one wheel resulted in one tenth of a revolution of the wheel to its immediate left.Leibniz invented a computer built in 1694 that could add, and, after changing some things around, mu ...

(4 pages) 54 0 3.8 Jun/2005

Subjects: Science Essays > Computer Science > Computer Ethics

The Controversy Surrounding the Discovery of Calculus by Sir Isaac Newton and Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz.

Sir Isaac Newton and Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz are two of the most supreme intellects of the 17th century. They are both considered to be t ... ulus. However, after a terrible dispute, Sir Isaac Newton took most of the credit.Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz (1646-1716) was a German philosopher, mathematician, and statesman born in the country of Le ... n law. He devoted much of his time to the principle studies of mathematics, science, and philosophy.Leibniz's contribution in mathematics was in the year 1675, when he discovered the fundamental princ ...

(2 pages) 40 1 2.2 Aug/2005

Subjects: Science Essays > Biochemistry

Road to Calculus.

it was natural and familiar that integral and derivative were the inverse of each other.Newton and Leibniz both played important roles in the foundation of the road. But they worked along very differ ... g that they did that was the same was that they both always thought of the math in terms of graphs. Leibniz used a more analytical approach with a lot of consideration for the notation symbols that he ...

(3 pages) 93 2 4.4 Sep/2005

Subjects: Science Essays > Mathematics

Voltaire: "Candide".

philosophical theme traverses the entire work. This theme is a direct assault on the philosophy of Leibniz, Pope and others. Leibniz held that the world created by God was the best possible world wit ... inism throughout the tale, by the end, Voltaire admits that he doesn't really believe the theory of Leibniz. Like Candide, his personal experiences of misery (catching a sexually transmitted disease, ...

(5 pages) 52 0 4.3 Jan/2006

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Classical Philosophy

Satire in Voltaire's "Candide"

r of the universe, must exist. When he wrote Candide in the late 18th Century, Voltaire took aim at Leibniz and other Enlightenment thinkers of that time in opposing that the universe was constructed ...

(2 pages) 23 0 5.0 Mar/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Women, Fate, Philosophy on the propontis, Pangloss and El Dorado in "Candide" (5 short essays)

ovella "Candide" in the way that he is essential for Voltaire to attack the philosophy of G. W. von Leibniz. Leibniz philosophy is ridiculed throughout "Candide", and it states that an all-good, all-p ...

(6 pages) 32 0 4.0 Sep/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Identity Theory

vied against identity theory, ranging from "˜multiple realizability' objection and charges of Leibniz's Law violations to correlation objection. Although identity theory seems to be viable in so ... ritics of the identity theory have drawn special attention to the cases of alleged infringements of Leibniz's Law of the indiscernibility of identicals, according to which the two objects are identica ...

(8 pages) 103 0 0.0 Sep/2001

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

The Problem Of Evil

blem of suffering and evil. There is the Greater Goods Defense made famous by philosopher Gottfried Leibniz, which basically suggests that permitting some evil and suffering allows for people to devel ...

(7 pages) 31 1 0.0 Dec/2007

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

Essay on Gottfried Wilhelm von Leibniz.

�1� Anthony BairdProfessor Ken ShiskowskiMATH 4004 February 2010Gottfried Wilhelm von Leibniz: Mathematician and Philosopher. Or was it Alchemist?Well, to be honest, Gottfried Wilhelm vo ... , rival of Newton, with whom he feuded regularly over the invention of calculus. Although Gottfried Leibniz left behind no philosophical magnum opus, he is still considered to be among the great think ...

(8 pages) 15 0 0.0 Apr/2010

Subjects: History Term Papers