Unformatted text preview: John Locke was responsible for Demonstrating the power of human reason Destroying the Cartesian notion of innate ideas Establishing that our ideas come from our senses In Candide , the key target of his satire is Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz (1646-1716), author of New System of Nature and of the Communication of Substances (1695). Leibniz believed that There is a preestablished harmony in the universe The universe was created so as to be optimal (the best of all possible worlds)...
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This note was uploaded on 07/05/2008 for the course MMW 5 taught by Professor Cassedy during the Spring '08 term at UCSD.
- Spring '08
- Candide, Candide