Hermann Günther Graßmann (1809–1877): Visionary Mathematician, Scientist and Neohumanist Scholar

Papers from a Sesquicentennial Conference

  • Gert Schubring

Part of the Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science book series (BSPS, volume 187)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxx
  2. Biography

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-2
    2. Albrecht Beutelspacher
      Pages 3-6
  3. Emergence of Grassmann’s Ideas and Their Context

  4. Historical Influences of Grassmann’s Work

  5. Influences of Grassmann’s Work on Recent Developments in Science

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 229-230
    2. Andrea Brini, Antonio G. B. Teolis
      Pages 231-242
    3. David Hestenes
      Pages 243-254
    4. F. William Lawvere
      Pages 255-264
    5. Wilhelm Klingenberg
      Pages 281-283
    6. Arno Zaddach
      Pages 285-295
    7. Günter Braunss
      Pages 297-301
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 345-369

About this book


In this volume specialists in mathematics, physics, and linguistics present the first comprehensive analysis of the ideas and influence of Hermann G. Graßmann (1809-1877), the remarkable universalist whose work recast the foundations of these disciplines and shaped the course of their modern development.


Algebra of Logic Germany Hermann von Helmholtz history of mathematics logic

Editors and affiliations

  • Gert Schubring
    • 1
  1. 1.University of BielefeldUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1996
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-4758-8
  • Online ISBN 978-94-015-8753-2
  • Series Print ISSN 0068-0346
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