Reasoning with the Infinite by Michel Blay
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Reasoning with the Infinite
By Michel Blay

Reasoning with the Infinite

From the Closed World to the Mathematical Universe New edition

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Translated by M. B. DeBevoise See other recent books by M. B. DeBevoise
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Reasoning with the Infinite by Michel Blay

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Until the Scientific Revolution, the nature and motions of heavenly objects were mysterious and unpredictable. The Scientific Revolution was revolutionary in part because it saw the advent of many mathematical tools - chief among them the calculus - that natural philosophers could use to explain and predict these cosmic motions. Michel Blay traces the origins of this mathematization of the world, from Galileo to Newton and Laplace, and considers the profound philosophical consequences of submitting the infinite to rational analysis.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780226058351
ISBN-10: 0226058352
Format: Paperback
(228mm x 153mm x 17mm)
Pages: 222
Imprint: University of Chicago Press
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Publish Date: 10-Dec-1999
Country of Publication: United States

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