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Foundations of Science

, Volume 23, Issue 4, pp 597–602 | Cite as

Comments on Indivisibles and Infinitesimals: A Response to David Sherry, by Amir Alexander: In View of the Original Book

  • Patricia Radelet-de Grave
Article

Abstract

A set of six publications have introduced, commented, criticized and defended Amir Alexander’s book on infinitesimals published in 2014. The aim of the following article is to bring the various arguments together.

Keywords

History of mathematics Indivisibles Infinitesimals Wallis Grégoire de Saint Vincent XVIIth century 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Université catholique de LouvainLouvain-la-NeuveBelgium

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