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Infinitesimal Differences: Controversies between Leibniz and his Contemporaries, Goldenbaum; Ursula
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Author Name:    Goldenbaum; Ursula

Title:   Infinitesimal Differences: Controversies between Leibniz and his Contemporaries

Binding:   Hardcover

Book Condition:   New

Publisher:    Walter de Gruyter 

ISBN Number:   3110202166 / 9783110202168

Seller ID:   ING9783110202168

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The development of the calculus during the 17th century was successful in mathematical practice, but raised questions about the nature of infinitesimals: were they real or rather fictitious? This collection of essays, by scholars from Canada, the US, Germany, Japan and Switzerland, gives a comprehensive study of the controversies over the nature and status of the infinitesimal. Aside from Leibniz, the scholars considered are Hobbes, Wallis, Newton, Bernoulli, Hermann, and Nieuwentijt. The collection also contains newly discovered marginalia of Leibniz to the writings of Hobbes.



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