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Nature mathematized : historical and philosophical case studies in classical modern natural philosophy

Author: William R Shea
Publisher: Dordrecht, Holland ; Boston, U.S.A. : D. Reidel Pub. Co. ; Hingham, MA : Sold and distributed in the U.S.A. and Canada by Kluwer Boston, ©1983.
Series: University of Western Ontario series in philosophy of science, v. 20.
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Genre/Form: Conference proceedings
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Material Type: Conference publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William R Shea
ISBN: 9027714029 9789027714022
OCLC Number: 8493758
Description: xiii, 325 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Do Historians and Philosophers of Science Share the Same Heritage?.- I.- Conceptual and Technical Aspects of the Galilean Geometrization of the Motion of Heavy Bodies.- The Galilean Geometrization of Motion: Some Historical Considerations.- Measure, Proportion and Mathematical Structure of Galileo's Mechanics.- II.- Space, Geometrical Objects and Infinity: Newton and Descartes on Extension.- Finite and Otherwise. Aristotle and Some Seven- teenth Century Views.- III.- The Ideal of the Mathematization of All Sciences and of 'More Geometrico' in Descartes and Leibniz.- The "More Geometrico" Pattern in Hypotheses from Descartes to Leibniz.- The Leibnizean Picture of Descartes.- IV.- Force and Inertia: Euler and Kant's Metaphysical Foundations of Natural Science.- Kant on the Foundations of Science.- Non-mechanistic Ideas in Physics and Philosophy: From Newton to Kant.- V.- V. V. Petrov's Hypothetical Experiment and Electrical Experiments of the 18th Century.- The Ideal of Mathematization in B. Bolzano.- "Die schonste Leistung der allgemeinen Relativitats- theorie": The Genesis of the Tensor-Geometrical Conception of Gravitation.
Series Title: University of Western Ontario series in philosophy of science, v. 20.
Responsibility: edited by William R. Shea.

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