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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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- Spring '08
- Candide, Candide