Leibniz’s law

Name often given to either or both of the identity of indiscernibles and the indiscernibility of identicals; called after German philosopher and mathematician Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz (1646-1716).

Leibniz himself seems to have held explicitly only the first, and to have treated it sometimes as necessary and sometimes as contingent.

H G Alexander, ed.. The Leibniz-Clarke Correspondence (1956)

Leibniz’ law may refer to:

  • The product rule
  • General Leibniz rule, a generalization of the product rule
  • Identity of indiscernibles

See also

  • Leibniz (disambiguation)
  • Leibniz’s rule (disambiguation)

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