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A mixed match of people snooper, freedom seeker and social recognizer. Hide well before I unveil you!
Leibniz was a skilled liar. He was able to lie so well on his own philosophical ideas, that for centuries thinkers and scholars built entire philosophical worlds on something that he had already widely criticized and overcome. Leibniz was one of the greatest thinkers mankind has ever produced. Humanly speaking, he was despicable. He published his work just to please his audiences, who were the princes of the time (and especially the princesses, usually less inclined to support the weight of their own immorality without a proper proof). Hence there are two philosophical systems that can be attributed to the hard-working philosopher, the official one: orthodox and optimistic, fantastic and frivolous; and the other one: twilight, deep, consistent and as logical as the other was superficial. Leibniz was an excellent mathematician, he invented the infinitesimal calculus, which had already been invented by Newton himself without publication.. This was source of a despicable dispute for them both. Leibniz, unlike Newton, died in disgrace. In life, however, he was not less petty, as far as money was concerned. "... And do not omit to wash, now that you have an husband" was the conclusion of the classic book of his maxims he used to give to just married young ladies as a wedding gift. Eugenio di Savoia was the recipient of one of his books of popular philosophy, and Queen Charlotte of Prussia of the one on theological optimism. The "best of all possible worlds" is in there. God is good, says Leibniz, then among all possible worlds He has chosen to give us the best one, the one with the strongest excess of good over evil. Leibniz does not says that evil does not exist, but there is more good than bad which is thus evolving towards the former. In addition, the pure evil that exists in the world does not contain any pretext to deny the goodness of God. Leibniz's reasoning is unassailable from the logical point of view, and although this view was by no means indifferent, convinced by far the Queen of Prussia that should be considered continue to bask in her luxuries without conceding anything to her own subjects. Moreover, if a philosopher had confirmed that there was no better than that and doing good to someone would generate harm to others, why pump such imbalances in a perfect mechanism regulated by the will of God?