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The Language of Nature [electronic resource] : Reassessing the Mathematization of Natural Philosophy in the Seventeenth Century / Geoffrey Gorham [and three others], editors.

Publication:
Minneapolis, Minnesota ; London, [England] : University of Minnesota Press, 2016.
Series:
Minnesota studies in the philosophy of science ; 20.
Minnesota studies in the philosophy of science ; volume 20
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (361 pages).
Subjects:
Mathematics -- Philosophy.
Mathematics -- Philosophy -- History -- 17th century.
Physics -- Philosophy.
Physics -- Philosophy -- History -- 17th century.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Contents:
Introduction / Geoffrey Gorham, Benjamin Hill, and Edward Slowik
Reading the book of nature : the ontological and epistemological underpinnings of Galileo's mathematical realism / Carla Rita Palmerino
"The marriage of physics with mathematics" : Francis Bacon on measurement, mathematics, and the construction of a mathematical physics / Dana Jalobeanu
On the mathematization of free fall : Galileo, Descartes, and a history of misconstrual / Richard T.W. Arthur
The mathematization of nature in Descartes and the first Cartesians / Roger Ariew
Laws of nature and the mathematics of motion / Daniel Garber
Ratios, quotients, and the language of nature / Douglas Jesseph
Color by numbers : the harmonious palette in early modern painting / Eileen Reeves
The role of mathematical practitioners and mathematical practice in developing mathematics as the language of nature / Lesley B. Cormack
Leibniz on order and the notion of substance : mathematizing the sciences of metaphysics and physics / Kurt Smith
Leibniz's harlequinade : nature, infinity, and the limits of mathematization / Justin E.H. Smith
The geometrical method as a new standard of truth, based on the mathematization of nature / Ursula Goldenbaum
Philosophical geometers and geometrical philosophers / Christopher Smeenk.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Description based on print version record.
Contributor:
Gorham, Geoffrey, 1964- editor.
ISBN:
1-4529-5184-5
OCLC:
953510496
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