Comments on a Paper on Alleged Misconceptions Regarding the History of Analysis: Who Has Misconceptions?
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This comment is analysing the last section of a paper by Piotr Blaszczyk, Mikhail G. Katz, and David Sherry on alleged misconceptions committed by historians of mathematics regarding the history of analysis, published in this journal in the first issue of 2013. Since this section abounds of wrong attributions and denouncing statements regarding my research and a key publication, the comment serves to rectify them and to recall some minimal methodological requirements for historical research.
KeywordsCounter-statement Cauchy Infinitesimals Non-standard analysis Hermeneutics Scientific ethic
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