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Science Networks. Historical Studies

The Complex Itinerary of Leibniz’s Planetary Theory

Physical Convictions, Metaphysical Principles and Keplerian Inspiration

Authors: Bussotti, Paolo

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  • Offers a profound mathematical examination of Leibniz’s planetary theory
  • Presents new research on the scientific influence exerted by Kepler on Leibniz
  • Shows relations between gravity theory and Leibniz’s planetary theory
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This book presents new insights into Leibniz’s research on planetary theory and his system of pre-established harmony. Although some aspects of this theory have been explored in the literature, others are less well known. In particular, the book offers new contributions on the connection between the planetary theory and the theory of gravitation. It also provides an in-depth discussion of Kepler’s influence on Leibniz’s planetary theory and more generally, on Leibniz’s concept of pre-established harmony. Three initial chapters presenting the mathematical and physical details of Leibniz’s works provide a frame of reference. The book then goes on to discuss research on Leibniz’s conception of gravity and the connection between Leibniz and Kepler. 

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Paolo Bussotti's research includes history of mathematics, physics and astronomy; philosophy of mathematics; mathematics education and history of technology. He is the author of numerous scientific publications, among them books on the history of number theory and history of geometry as well as articles that appeared in important journals (Studies in History and Philosophy of Science; Rendiconti Lincei: Matematica e Applicazioni).

He received the Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship from the Ludwig Maximilians University (Munich) and from the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Science (Berlin).

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“Bussotti has made a determined effort to convey its technical content in both the published and unpublished sources. His book will be a standard source for understanding ethereal physics and the reception of Newton's dynamics at the end of the seventeenth century. The fascination of the material is evident in the detailed exposition provided by the author. The book also breaks welcome new ground in documenting the influence of Kepler on Leibniz.” (Craig G. Fraser, Mathematical Reviews, May, 2016)


Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Complex Itinerary of Leibniz’s Planetary Theory
Book Subtitle
Physical Convictions, Metaphysical Principles and Keplerian Inspiration
Authors
Series Title
Science Networks. Historical Studies
Series Volume
52
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Birkhäuser Basel
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-21236-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-21236-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-21235-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-37004-0
Series ISSN
1421-6329
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 188
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