The reception of Leibniz in science and philosophy of science in the 19th and 20th centuries
In Science and Philosophy of Science 1800-2000
Krömer, Ralf (Hg)
2011, 200 S, Gb, (Springer)
Bestell-Nr. 218537

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This book is a collection of essays on the reception of Leibniz' thinking in the sciences and in philosophy of science in the 19th and 20th centuries. Authors studied include C.F. Gauss, Georg Cantor, Kurd Lasswitz, Bertrand Russell, Ernst Cassirer, Louis Couturat, Hans Reichenbach, Hermann Weyl, Kurt Gödel and Gregory Chaitin. In addition, we consider concepts and problems central to Leibniz’ thought and that of the later authors: the continuum, space, identity, number, the infinite and the infinitely small, the projects of a universal language, a calculus of logic, a mathesis universalis etc. The book brings together two fields of research in the history of philosophy and of science (Leibniz research, and the research concerned with some major developments in the 19th and 20th centuries); it describes how Leibniz’ thought appears in the works of these authors, in order to understand better Leibniz’ influence on contemporary science and philosophy; but it also inspects this reception critically, confronting it in particular with the actual state of Leibniz research and edition.


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