Riiko Sakkinen | A4 Drawings | Le meilleur des mondes possibles
Le meilleur des mondes possibles
October - November 2013, Beirut
A4 (29,7 x 21,0 cm)
Ballpoint pen and collage on paper
i The phrase le meilleur des mondes possibles (the best of all possible worlds was coined by the German polymath Gottfried Leibniz in his 1710 work Essais de Théodicée sur la bonté de Dieu, la liberté de l'homme et l'origine du mal (Essays on the Goodness of God, the Freedom of Man and the Origin of Evil). The claim that the actual world is the best of all possible worlds is the central argument in Leibniz's theodicy, or his attempt to solve the problem of evil.

Leibniz is a German brand of biscuit, produced by the Bahlsen food company since 1891. The brand name Leibniz comes from the philosopher and mathematician Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz. The only connection between the man and the biscuit is that Leibniz was one of the more famous residents of Hanover, where the Bahlsen company is based. At the time when the biscuit was first made there was a fashion of naming food products after historical celebrities
Tags: Leibniz, Germany, philosophy, biscuit, world, evil
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