What is Optimism? (Philosophical Definitions)


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"A definition of Leibniz's philosophical optimism, or the belief that we are in the best of all possible worlds. Stay tuned for a video on philosophical pessimism." from video introduction.


"Wilhelm Gottfried Leibniz, German philosopher and scholar, wrote essentially:

Discourse on Metaphysics (1685)

– New Essays on Human Understanding (1704)

The Monadology (1714)

The work of Leibniz is huge and rich with insights of genius. In the field of knowledge and in the field of mind and nature, Leibniz opened new horizons to the history of philosophy. The world is full of life, with which we are connected by a small crowd of perception (unconscious).." from the article: LEIBNIZ’S PHILOSOPHY SUMMARY

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