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Berkeley's Philosophy of Mathematics

by Douglas M. Jesseph

  • ISBN: 9780226398976
  • ISBN10: 0226398978

Berkeley's Philosophy of Mathematics

by Douglas M. Jesseph

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  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Univ of Chicago Pr
  • Publish date: 09/01/1993
  • ISBN: 9780226398976
  • ISBN10: 0226398978
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Description: Preface Works Frequently Cited Introduction 1. Abstraction and the Berkeleyan Philosophy of Mathematics Aristotelian and Scholastic Background Seventeenth-Century Background Berkeley's Case against Abstract Ideas Sources of Berkeley's Antiabstractionism 2. Berkeley's New Foundations for Geometry The Early View Abstraction and Geometry in the Principles Geometry in the New Theory of Vision Geometry and Abstraction in the Later Works 3. Berkeley's New Foundations for Arithmetic Geometry versus Arithmetic Numbers as Creatures of the Mind The Nonabstract Nature of Numbers Berkeley's Arithmetical Formalism Algebra as an Extension of Arithmetic The Primacy of Practice over Theory Berkeley's Formalism Evaluated 4. Berkeley and the Calculus: The Background Classical Geometry and the Proof by Exhaustion Infinitesimal Mathematics The Method of Indivisibles Leibniz and the Differential Calculus The Newtonian Method of Fluxions 5. Berkeley and the Calculus: Writings before the Analyst The Calculus in the Philosophical Commentaries The Essay "Of Infinites" The Principles and Other Works 6. Berkeley and the Calculus: The Analyst The Object of the Calculus The Principles and Demonstrations of the Calculus The Compensation of Errors Thesis Ghosts of Departed Quantities and Other Vain Abstractions The Analyst Evaluated 7. The Aftermath of the Analyst Berkeley's Disputes with Jurin and Walton Other Reponses to Berkeley The Significance of the Analyst Conclusions Bibliography Index
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