Volume 20 2008

From Summetria to Symmetry: The Making of a Revolutionary Scientific Concept

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ISBN: 978-1-4020-8447-8 (Print) 978-1-4020-8448-5 (Online)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages I-XVI

  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1

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      Pages 1-65

      Introduction

  3. Tradition: Ancient Perspectives and Their SurvivalintheEarlyModernEra

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 67-67

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      Pages 69-91

      The Mathematical Path

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      Pages 93-109

      The Aesthetic Path

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      Pages 111-155

      New Aesthetic Sensibilities in Italian and French Architecture

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      Pages 157-176

      The Ancient Concept of Symmetry in Scientific Contexts in Early Modern Times and Its Association with Harmony

  4. The Path to Revolution: Symmetry as a Modern Scientific Concept

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 177-177

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      Pages 179-201

      The Treatment of Symmetry in Natural History (1738–1815)

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      Pages 203-219

      Leonhard Euler (1707–1783) and Immanuel Kant (1724–1804): “Revolutions” That Did Not Happen

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      Pages 221-261

      Legendre’s Revolutionary Definition of Symmetry as a Scientific Concept (1794)

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      Pages 263-293

      New Applications of Symmetry in Mathematics and Physics: 1788–1815

  5. Back Matter

    Pages 295-335