Science autour de / around 1900

New Essays on Leibniz Reception

In Science and Philosophy of Science 1800-2000

Editors: Krömer, Ralph, Chin-Drian, Yannick (Eds.)

  • First English book on this topic
  • Central topic in the understanding of the development of modern science and philosophy
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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.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • The Idea of Number from Gauss to Cantor. The Leibnizian Heritage and its Surpassing

    Séguin, Philippe

    Pages 1-11

  • The Reception of Leibniz’s Logic in 19th Century German Philosophy

    Peckhaus, Volker

    Pages 13-24

  • Leibniz’s Metaphysics as an Epistemological Obstacle to the Mathematization of Nature: The View of a Late 19th Century Neo-Kantian, Kurd Lasswitz

    Willmann, Françoise

    Pages 25-39

  • Peano and His School Between Leibniz and Couturat: The Influence in Mathematics and in International Language

    Luciano, Erika

    Pages 41-64

  • Couturat’s Reception of Leibniz

    Schmid, Anne-Françoise

    Pages 65-83

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
New Essays on Leibniz Reception
Book Subtitle
In Science and Philosophy of Science 1800-2000
Editors
  • Ralph Krömer
  • Yannick Chin-Drian
Series Title
Science autour de / around 1900
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Birkhäuser Basel
Copyright Holder
Springer Basel AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-0346-0504-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-0346-0504-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-0346-0503-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-0348-0771-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 278
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