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Squaring the circle : the war between Hobbes and Wallis

Author: Douglas Michael Jesseph
Publisher: Chicago, IL : University of Chicago Press, 1999.
Series: Science and its conceptual foundations.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This text presents an account of the argument between Thomas Hobbes and John Wallis, from the core mathematics to the broader issues. Their "battle of the books" illuminates the relationship between  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Thomas Hobbes; John Wallis; Thomas Hobbes; Thomas Hobbes; John Wallis; Thomas Hobbes; John Wallis; Thomas Hobbes; John Wallis; Thomas Hobbes; John Wallis
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Douglas Michael Jesseph
ISBN: 0226398994 9780226398990 0226399001 9780226399003
OCLC Number: 41516628
Description: xiv, 419 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Ch. 1. The Mathematical Career of the Monster of Malmesbury --
Ch. 2. The Reform of Mathematics and of the Universities: Ideological Origins of the Dispute --
Ch. 3. De Corpore and the Mathematics of Materialism --
Ch. 4. Disputed Foundations: Hobbes vs. Wallis on the Philosophy of Mathematics --
Ch. 5. The "Modern Analytics" and the Nature of Demonstration --
Ch. 6. The Demise of Hobbesian Geometry --
Ch. 7. The Religion, Rhetoric, and Politics of Mr. Hobbes and Dr. Wallis --
Ch. 8. Persistence in Error: Why Was Hobbes So Resolutely Wrong? --
App. Selections from Hobbes's Mathematical Writings.
Series Title: Science and its conceptual foundations.
Responsibility: Douglas M. Jesseph.
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