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Leibnitz

, Leibniz
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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Society is demonstrably not a collection of Leibnitzian monads.
The Leibnitzian inquiring system takes a system and constructs a mathematical representation of it; the Lockean inquirer is an empirically based inquiring system; and the Kantian inquirer is a partially analytical (Leibnitzian) and partially empirical (Lockean) inquiring system, wherein the basis is the degree of match between the formal model (Leibnitzian) and the data collected (Lockean), with an emphasis on truth being synthetic, i.e., any analytical models based on the reduction and data are inseparable.
Hence, the garden which the protagonists resolve to cultivate implies rather the limitations of men and their resistance to moral reform than the Leibnitzian dream of progress.
Moreover these Leibnitzian correlations could be eventually formulated in scientific laws.
The behavioralists suggest neither that individual values are brought by the Tooth Fairy, nor that people are the Leibnitzian monads described by public choice and Libertarian theory.