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Baron Gottfried Wilhelm von . 1646--1716, German rationalist philosopher and mathematician. He conceived of the universe as a hierarchy of independent units or monads, synchronized by pre-established harmony. His works include Th?odic?e (1710) and Monadologia (1714). He also devised a system of calculus, independently of Newton
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