Download E-books New Essays on Leibniz Reception: In Science and Philosophy of Science 1800-2000 PDF
By Philippe Séguin (auth.), Ralf Krömer, Yannick Chin-Drian (eds.)
This ebook is a suite of essays at the reception of Leibniz’s considering within the sciences and within the philosophy of technology within the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Authors studied comprise C.F. Gauss, Georg Cantor, Kurd Lasswitz, Bertrand Russell, Ernst Cassirer, Louis Couturat, Hans Reichenbach, Hermann Weyl, Kurt Gödel and Gregory Chaitin. furthermore, we contemplate options and difficulties crucial to Leibniz’s proposal and that of the later authors: the continuum, house, identification, quantity, the countless and the infinitely small, the initiatives of a common language, a calculus of good judgment, a mathesis universalis and so forth. The publication brings jointly fields of analysis within the background of philosophy and of technology (research on Leibniz, and the study excited by a few significant advancements within the nineteenth and twentieth centuries); it describes how Leibniz’s inspiration seems within the works of those authors, as a way to larger comprehend Leibniz’s impact on modern technological know-how and philosophy; however it additionally assesses that reception significantly, confronting it specifically with the present nation of Leibniz learn and with a few of the variations of his work.