New Essays on Leibniz Reception

In Science and Philosophy of Science 1800-2000

  • Ralf Krömer
  • Yannick Chin-Drian

Part of the Publications des Archives Henri Poincaré Publications of the Henri Poincaré Archives book series (PAHP)

Also part of the Science autour de / around 1900 book sub series (PAHPSCIENCE)

About this book

Introduction

This book is a collection of essays on the reception of Leibniz’s thinking in the sciences and in the philosophy of science in the 19th and 20th centuries. Authors studied include C.F. Gauss, Georg Cantor, Kurd Lasswitz, Bertrand Russell, Ernst Cassirer, Louis Couturat, Hans Reichenbach, Hermann Weyl, Kurt Gödel and Gregory Chaitin. In addition, we consider concepts and problems central to Leibniz’s thought and that of the later authors: the continuum, space, identity, number, the infinite and the infinitely small, the projects of a universal language, a calculus of logic, a mathesis universalis etc. The book brings together two fields of research in the history of philosophy and of science (research on Leibniz, and the research concerned with some major developments in the 19th and 20th centuries); it describes how Leibniz’s thought appears in the works of these authors, in order to better understand Leibniz’s influence on contemporary science and philosophy; but it also assesses that reception critically, confronting it in particular with the current state of Leibniz research and with the various editions of his work.

Keywords

Leibniz Leibniz reception history of philosophy history of science

Editors and affiliations

  • Ralf Krömer
    • 1
  • Yannick Chin-Drian
    • 2
  1. 1.SiegenGermany
  2. 2., Archives H. PoincaréUniversité Nancy 2Nancy cedexFrance

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-0346-0504-5
  • Copyright Information Springer Basel AG 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, Basel
  • eBook Packages Mathematics and Statistics
  • Print ISBN 978-3-0346-0503-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-0346-0504-5
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