G.W. Leibniz, Interrelations between Mathematics and Philosophy

  • Norma B. Goethe
  • Philip Beeley
  • David Rabouin

Part of the Archimedes book series (ARIM, volume 41)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Mathematics and Philosophy

  3. Mathematical Reflections

  4. The Problem of Infinity

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 135-135
    2. Douglas M. Jesseph
      Pages 189-205
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 207-210

About this book

Introduction

Up to now there have been scarcely any publications on Leibniz dedicated to investigating the interrelations between philosophy and mathematics in his thought. In part this is due to the previously restricted textual basis of editions such as those produced by Gerhardt. Through recent volumes of the scientific letters and mathematical papers series of the Academy Edition scholars have obtained a much richer textual basis on which to conduct their studies - material which allows readers to see interconnections between his philosophical and mathematical ideas which have not previously been manifested. The present book draws extensively from this recently published material. The contributors are among the best in their fields. Their commissioned papers cover thematically salient aspects of the various ways in which philosophy and mathematics informed each other in Leibniz's thought.

Keywords

Alphabet of Thoughts Analysis of Notions Exhaustion Proof Fictional Whole Infinite Multitude Infinitesimals Infinity Leibniz Mathematics Mathematization of Nature Proofs of Impossibility Syncategorematic

Editors and affiliations

  • Norma B. Goethe
    • 1
  • Philip Beeley
    • 2
  • David Rabouin
    • 3
  1. 1.School of PhilosophyNational University of CordobaCórdobaArgentina
  2. 2.Faculty of HistoryUniversity of OxfordOxfordUnited Kingdom
  3. 3.CNRSUniversity Paris DiderotParis Cedex 13France

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-017-9664-4
  • Copyright Information Springer Netherlands 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Humanities, Social Sciences and Law
  • Print ISBN 978-94-017-9663-7
  • Online ISBN 978-94-017-9664-4
  • Series Print ISSN 1385-0180
  • Series Online ISSN 2215-0064
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