Reasoning with the Infinite: From the Closed World to the Mathematical Universe

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The nature and motions of heavenly objects were mysterious and unpredictable until the advent of mathematical tools--chief among them the calculus. Author Michel Blay traces the origins of this revolutionary mathematization of the world and the philosophical consequences of submitting the infinite to rational analysis. 26 line drawings.

Reasoning with the Infinite: From the Closed World to the Mathematical Universe 1999, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9780226058351

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Reasoning with the Infinite: From the Closed World to the Mathematical Universe 1998, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9780226058344

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