A Study on Leibniz's Ideas about Analysis

라이프니츠의 분석법에 관한 고찰

  • Published : 2006.11.30

Abstract

This paper aims to review Leibniz's analytic ideas in his philosophy, logics, and mathematics. History of analysis in mathematics ascend its origin to Greek period. Analysis was used to prove geometrical theorems since Pythagoras. Pappus took foundation in analysis more systematically. Descartes tried to find the value of analysis as a heuristics and found analytic geometry. And Descartes and Leibniz thought that analysis was played most important role in investigating studies and inventing new truths including mathematics. Among these discussions about analysis, this paper investigate Leibniz's analysis focusing to his ideas over the whole of his studies.