Friedrich Leibniz

Hello and welcome my dear reader, in this article we will talk about the interesting biography of Leibniz, a major character in the calculation. Mathematician and diplomat born 1 July 1646 in Leipzig, and died on 14 November 1716 in Hanover, German philosopher. He was the son of Friedrich Leibniz, a Professor of moral philosophy at Leipzig. His mother, Catalina Schmuck, daughter of a lawyer and the third wife of Friedrich, was the person who raised him since he lost his father at the age of 6 years. He learned of her moral and religious values which then influenced in his adult life and his philosophy. At age 7 he managed to get into the Nicolai school in Leipzig.

There he studied, among other subjects, the Aristotelian logic and theory of the categorization of knowledge. Although he learned latin in the terse, by his account he studied latin and Greek at age 12. Leibniz attempted to improve the education she received at school and why Leibniz was studying with his father books, specifically metaphysics and theology of Catholic and Protestant authors. Leibniz was not happy with the Aristotelian system and began to develop his own ideas on how to improve it. In 1661, at age 14, he entered the University of Leipzig. We would now seem a very young age to enter University, and while this is also true is that at that time there were other similar cases.

He studied philosophy, which was very well taught at the University and received a poor education mathematics. In 1663 he graduated (B.A.) with the thesis of principle Individui (on the principle of the individual). In this work appears for the first time the notion of Monad.(According to Leibniz, the universe is composed of innumerable centres aware of spiritual force or energy, known as Monads).

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