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Exactness in Leibniz’s mathematics: instruments to construct transcendent al curves

  1. 1. 0493326 - FLU-F 2019 RIV CH eng C - Konferenční příspěvek (zahraniční konf.)
    Crippa, Davide
    Exactness in Leibniz’s mathematics: instruments to construct transcendent al curves.
    Mathematisches Forschungsinstitut Oberwolfach: Report No. 58/2017. Zürich: European Mathematical Society, 2017, s. 44-47. ISSN 1660-8933.
    [Mathematical Instruments between Material Artifacts and Ideal Machines: Their Scientific and Social Role before 1950. Oberwolfach (DE), 17.12.2017-23.12.2017]
    Institucionální podpora: RVO:67985955
    Klíčová slova: geometrical constructions * motion * Leibniz * strings * transcendental curves
    Kód oboru RIV: AA - Filosofie a náboženství
    Obor OECD: Philosophy, History and Philosophy of science and technology

    In this article, I shall survey Leibniz’s earliest attempts to construct curves beyond Descartes’ Geometry. Descartes’ demarcation between geometrical and mechanical curves, based primarily on a motion-criterion, is refused by Leibniz. In fact, against Descartes’ claim that mechanical curves are not geometrical because generated by two independent motions, Leibniz opposed the possibility of generating them by one motion only, using a flexible string.
    Trvalý link: http://hdl.handle.net/11104/0292447