An Introduction to Gottfried Leibniz

Gottfried Leibniz was a German philosopher and polymath of the early modern period. Born in Leipzig on July 1, 1646, he was raised by his mother from the age of six after his father, an ethics professor, passed away in 1652. Leibniz inherited his father’s extensive library, which facilitated his early self-education in a variety of advanced subjects. Leibniz was a high achiever, earning his bachelor’s degree at age 15, his…

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