The Western Ontario Series in Philosophy of Science

Nature Mathematized

Historical and Philosophical Case Studies in Classical Modern Natural Philosophy

Editors: Shea, W. R. (Ed.)

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These remarks preface two volumes consisting of the proceedings of the Third International Conference on the History and Philosophy of Science of the International Union of History and Philosophy of Science. The conference was held under the auspices of the Union, The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, and the Canadian Society for History and Philosophy of Science. The meetings took place in Montreal, Canada, 25--29 August 1980, with Concordia University as host institution. The program of the conference was arranged by a Joint Commission of the International Union of History and Philosophy of Science consisting of Robert E. Butts (Canada), John Murdoch (U. S. A. ), Vladimir Kirsanov (U. S. S. R. ), and Paul Weingartner (Austria). The Local Arrangements Committee consisted of Stanley G. French, Chair (Concordia), Michel Paradis, treasurer (McGill), Franyois Duchesneau (Universite de Montreal), Robert Nadeau (Universite du Quebec a Montreal), and William Shea (McGill University). Both committees are indebted to Dr. G. R. Paterson, then President of the Canadian Society for History and Philosophy of Science, who shared his expertise in many ways. Dr. French and his staff worked diligently and efficiently on behalf of all participants. The city of Montreal was, as always, the subtle mixture of extravagance, charm, warmth and excitement that retains her status as the jewel of Canadian cities. The funding of major international conferences is always a problem.

Table of contents (15 chapters)

Table of contents (15 chapters)
  • Do Historians and Philosophers of Science Share the Same Heritage?

    Pages 3-20

    Shea, William R.

  • Conceptual and Technical Aspects of the Galilean Geometrization of the Motion of Heavy Bodies

    Pages 23-50

    Clavelin, Maurice

  • The Galilean Geometrization of Motion: Some Historical Considerations

    Pages 51-60

    Shea, William R.

  • Measure, Proportion and Mathematical Structure of Galleo’s Mechanics

    Pages 61-65

    Grigorian, Ashot

  • Space, Geometrical Objects and Infinity: Newton and Descartes on Extension

    Pages 69-112

    McGuire, J. E.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Nature Mathematized
Book Subtitle
Historical and Philosophical Case Studies in Classical Modern Natural Philosophy
Editors
  • W. R. Shea
Series Title
The Western Ontario Series in Philosophy of Science
Series Volume
20
Copyright
1983
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
D. Reidel Publishing Company, Dordrecht, Holland
eBook ISBN
978-94-009-6957-5
DOI
10.1007/978-94-009-6957-5
Softcover ISBN
978-94-009-6959-9
Series ISSN
1566-659X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
344
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