Philosophical Optimism and the Philosophy of Leibniz


  • Yurii Kondrashkov University of Northampton



Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz, Voltaire, Philosophical optimism, Philosophy, Philosophy as a way of life, History of philosophy


The article is devoted to the historical and philosophical analysis of the philosophical texts and life views of Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz. In the text, the author considers the possibility of considering the philosophy of the German scientist as optimistic. As a definition of philosophical optimism itself, the author takes the ideas of Voltaire, which are clearly presented in his book "Candide". The analysis is based on a number of new essays and articles devoted to the philosophy and worldview of Leibniz. The purpose of the analysis is to revise the tired understanding that Leibniz's philosophy has a direct connection with philosophical optimism.


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How to Cite

Kondrashkov, Y. (2023). Philosophical Optimism and the Philosophy of Leibniz. Journal of Student Research, 12(2).