Talk:Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz

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 Definition German philosopher and mathematician (1646-1716), one of the leading rationalists, with Newton one of the discoverers of calculus, but best known among philosophers for his view that the universe is ultimately composed of "simple souls" called "monads." [d] [e]

Leibniz or Leibnitz?

I wrote Leibniz and some other Citizen changed that to Leibnitz, which I accepted. With the chance of starting a war I bring up the question: Leibniz or Leibnitz? --Paul Wormer 09:08, 2 July 2008 (CDT) PS See Talk:Isaac Newton

I have never seen it written "Leibnitz" in any philosophy book I've read. --Tom Morris 09:12, 2 July 2008 (CDT)
I've seen it only very rarely. I don't recall seeing it in serious philosophy books, which virtually always use "Leibniz." I had a graduate course about Leibniz, FWIW. --Larry Sanger 14:34, 2 July 2008 (CDT)
He is generally spelled without a t in both Latin and German sources. Funnily, in his PhD thesis (written in Latin), he is spelled Leibnüz. -- Daniel Mietchen 14:53, 2 July 2008 (CDT)

Somewhat off subject but ...

If anybody here is knowledgeable about philosophy, I have an article I wrote on Wikipedia about the philosophy of Spinoza which I would like to import here, but I'm new to CZ. It's not Wikipedia's current version but one from December, and I wrote almost all of it. It's based on the work of a Spinoza scholar, but rewritten for simplicity, and had great pictures (including animations) in it.--Thomas Wright Sulcer 12:38, 15 February 2010 (UTC)

See your talk page! --Peter Schmitt 12:58, 15 February 2010 (UTC)