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The Principle of Least Action: From Teleology to Causality

Yemima Ben-Menahem

in Causation in Science

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780691174938
eISBN:
9781400889297
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691174938.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter examines the place of the “least action” principle in the causal family and its role in in modern science's transition from teleology to causality. It first provides an overview of the ... More


The Final Years

in The Man Who Flattened the Earth: Maupertuis and the Sciences in the Enlightenment

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226793603
eISBN:
9780226793627
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226793627.003.0011
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Maupertuis tried to maintain his cordial relations with the Prussian king, promising him that his absence from Berlin was only temporary, while simultaneously exploring other solutions to his dilemma ... More


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