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© 1983

Nature Mathematized

Historical and Philosophical Case Studies in Classical Modern Natural Philosophy

  • William R. Shea
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Part of the The University of Western Ontario Series in Philosophy of Science book series (WONS, volume 20)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
  3. Part I

  4. Part II

  5. Part III

  6. Part IV

  7. Part V

About this book

Introduction

These remarks preface two volumes consisting of the proceedings of the Third International Conference on the History and Philosophy of Science of the International Union of History and Philosophy of Science. The conference was held under the auspices of the Union, The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, and the Canadian Society for History and Philosophy of Science. The meetings took place in Montreal, Canada, 25--29 August 1980, with Concordia University as host institution. The program of the conference was arranged by a Joint Commission of the International Union of History and Philosophy of Science consisting of Robert E. Butts (Canada), John Murdoch (U. S. A. ), Vladimir Kirsanov (U. S. S. R. ), and Paul Weingartner (Austria). The Local Arrangements Committee consisted of Stanley G. French, Chair (Concordia), Michel Paradis, treasurer (McGill), Franyois Duchesneau (Universite de Montreal), Robert Nadeau (Universite du Quebec a Montreal), and William Shea (McGill University). Both committees are indebted to Dr. G. R. Paterson, then President of the Canadian Society for History and Philosophy of Science, who shared his expertise in many ways. Dr. French and his staff worked diligently and efficiently on behalf of all participants. The city of Montreal was, as always, the subtle mixture of extravagance, charm, warmth and excitement that retains her status as the jewel of Canadian cities. The funding of major international conferences is always a problem.

Keywords

18th century Aristotle Case Studies Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Immanuel Kant Issac Newton Kant René Descartes concept foundation natural philosophy pattern physics space structure

Editors and affiliations

  • William R. Shea
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PhilosophyMcGill UniversityCanada

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Nature Mathematized
  • Book Subtitle Historical and Philosophical Case Studies in Classical Modern Natural Philosophy
  • Editors W.R. Shea
  • Series Title The University of Western Ontario Series in Philosophy of Science
  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-009-6957-5
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1983
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-90-277-1402-2
  • Softcover ISBN 978-94-009-6959-9
  • eBook ISBN 978-94-009-6957-5
  • Series ISSN 1566-659X
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages , 344
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Philosophy of Science
    Philosophy of Biology
    History, general
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