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The Resource Philosophers at war : the quarrel between Newton and Leibniz, A. Rupert Hall, (electronic book)

Philosophers at war : the quarrel between Newton and Leibniz, A. Rupert Hall, (electronic book)

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Philosophers at war : the quarrel between Newton and Leibniz
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Philosophers at war
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the quarrel between Newton and Leibniz
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A. Rupert Hall
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eng
Summary
Probably the most celebrated controversy in all of the history of science was that between Newton and Leibniz over the invention of the calculus. The argument ranged far beyond a mere priority dispute and took on the character of a war between two different philosophies of nature. Newton was the first to devise the methods of the calculus, but Leibniz (who independently discovered virtually identical methods) was the first to publish, in 1684. Mutual toleration passed into suspicion and, at last, denunciation of each by the other as a fraud and a plagiarist. The affair became a scandal, as British mathematicians asserted Newton's claims before the public while their Continental colleagues hotly defended Leibniz's priority. Professor Hall analyzes the situation out of which the dispute arose, the circumstances that caused it to become embittered, the dispositions of the chief actors, and the shifts in their opinions of each other
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1920-2009
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Hall, A. Rupert
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index present
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non fiction
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dictionaries
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1642-1727
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Newton, Isaac
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  • Calculus
  • Newton, Isaac
  • Leibniz, Gottfried Wilhelm
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Philosophers at war : the quarrel between Newton and Leibniz, A. Rupert Hall, (electronic book)
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
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CR9780511524066
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xiii, 338 p.
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electronic
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9780521524896
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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remote
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PDF
Label
Philosophers at war : the quarrel between Newton and Leibniz, A. Rupert Hall, (electronic book)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
CR9780511524066
Extent
xiii, 338 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780521524896
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
Type of computer file
PDF

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