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 poll_icon  Poll  Poll Question: Is Leibniz a genius in philosophy or more or less crazy?
He's a genius! VotesVotesVotes 3 (100%)
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He's good, but not a genius VotesImageVotes 0 (0%)
His philosophy is a mess. VotesImageVotes 0 (0%)
I don't know his philosophy good enough to tell. VotesImageVotes 0 (0%)
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xx Leibniz - a genius or a loony?
« Thread started on: Sep 15th, 2004, 12:45pm »

A little poll for a start...
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« Reply #1 on: Sep 15th, 2004, 2:12pm »

More of a shrewd lawyer...
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xx Re: Leibniz - a genius or a loony?
« Reply #2 on: Nov 15th, 2004, 10:36pm »

Where is the voting button for this poll ? Absolute genius. One of the last great men of the great era of Modernity. Only comparable to Newton, Galileo or Descartes.

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xx Re: Leibniz - a genius or a loony?
« Reply #3 on: Nov 16th, 2004, 11:34am »

It's in the beginning of the first message. Just mark your choice and press "submit vote". ..
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xx Re: Leibniz - a genius or a loony?
« Reply #4 on: Nov 29th, 2004, 11:56pm »

on Sep 15th, 2004, 12:45pm, Markku Roinila wrote:
A little poll for a start...


have you imagined what the world would look like if Newton had lost his case against Leibniz?
Quantum phisics would have started 200 years earlier.
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xx Re: Leibniz - a genius or a loony?
« Reply #5 on: Nov 30th, 2004, 2:15pm »

What's the connection between Newton and Quantum Physics that enables you to make that assertion?


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xx Re: Leibniz - a genius or a loony?
« Reply #6 on: Mar 11th, 2005, 07:02am »

huh i dont get it either. Quatom physics would not be possible with the technology they had back then. You can make up math all you want but if you cant get it to match and predict reality then your not doing physics.
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xx Re: Leibniz - a genius or a loony?
« Reply #7 on: Jun 8th, 2005, 6:07pm »

Commenting On the recent three posts:

It really isn't about making things fit the discription of action to a minute accuracy.

What is a universal principle, and how does one find a method, usable for seeking out such action within our beloved universe?

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What's needed, is for us to truthfully read through Leibniz's work, for he, as stated above, is a most glorious and metaphysical philosopher and statesman, a true platonic thinker, unparalleled throughout the entirety of human civilization, and being equaled, only by those of a most trancendent degree of understanding and action.

You should know, the fight over the foundations of our nation (still on-going as is easily seen) is over Leibniz's refutation against John Locke, in Leibniz's "New Essay's on Human Understanding", where he engages you withing the idea of 'the pursuit of happiness'.


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xx Re: Leibniz - a genius or a loony?
« Reply #8 on: Jul 27th, 2012, 09:33am »

Leibniz is genius.......For Bertrand Russell, Leibniz was something of an enigma. Although Russell thought he could see how Leibnizís logical principles entailed his grand metaphysical system, he was unable to square this with the doctrines outlined in many of Leibnizís published writings.....

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xx Re: Leibniz - a genius or a loony?
« Reply #9 on: Aug 7th, 2012, 08:33am »

on Jul 27th, 2012, 09:33am, DavidHussey wrote:
Leibniz is genius.......For Bertrand Russell, Leibniz was something of an enigma. Although Russell thought he could see how Leibnizís logical principles entailed his grand metaphysical system, he was unable to square this with the doctrines outlined in many of Leibnizís published writings.....

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I guess this will be holy grail of Leibniz scholarship. Some even say that Leibniz deliberately held many different theories at the same time.
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