Introduction, Chronology and Historiography

  • Tzuchien Tho
Part of the Studies in History and Philosophy of Science book series (AUST, volume 46)


This introductory chapter of the book lays out the basic motivation and goals of the book. The chapter develops along the lines of outlining the fundamental idea for a systematic interpretation of Leibniz’s dynamics project, provides a brief chronology of Leibniz’s engagement with the project and explains some historiographical choices made in the periodization of the texts of the dynamics.


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  • Tzuchien Tho
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  1. 1.Università degli Studi di MilanoMilanItaly

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