PHI105 Week 7 Day 7 Assignment - Eastern and Western Philosophers Comparison Paper

PHI105 Week 7 Day 7 Assignment - Eastern and Western Philosophers Comparison Paper

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Leibniz vs Buddha 1 PHI 105 Week 7 Day 7 Assignment Siddhartha Gautama (Buddha) vs. Gottfried Wilhelm, Baron von Leibniz Troy Stutsman Axia College: University of Phoenix
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Leibniz vs Buddha 2 Introduction I have read views and beliefs from both Western and Eastern philosophers. From these different philosophers, I have been intrigued the most by Gottfried Wilhelm, Baron von Leibniz and Siddhartha Gautama. I found these two philosophers to have presented their beliefs closest to my own. This similarity to my own views and beliefs has allowed me to relate to some if not all of their ideas. I found similar ideas these men shared as well as differences based on principles of sufficient reason and/or suffering, which could be summed up as “evil” in our world to meditation in the search of enlightenment.
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Leibniz vs Buddha 3 Gottfried Wilhelm, Baron von Leibniz: Western Philosopher Baron von Leibniz (1646 – 1716) one of the Continental rationalists of the seventeenth century. Leibniz was probably most remembered for his development of calculus separately from Sir Isaac Newton along with the metaphysical doctrine of monads. These were individual, non-physical units of activity which, Leibniz claimed, were the ultimate constituents of reality. Leibniz also believed that the so named, Leibnizian metaphysical system was derived logically from a few basic principles, which included some would say most famously, the principle of sufficient reason. (Moore & Bruder, 2008) Leibniz’s belief that there must be a God came from his theory of the principle of sufficient reason. His theory was that everything happens for a reason. An example to this theory would be that the leaves change due to the weather changing and the weather changes due to air currents changing in the jet stream. He postulated that if there is a reason for all that occurs, then there must be something outside of the occurrence that is its own sufficient reason; i.e.: God. (Moore & Bruder,
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PHI105 Week 7 Day 7 Assignment - Eastern and Western Philosophers Comparison Paper

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