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## Isaac Newton on Mathematical Certainty and Method

*Niccolo Guicciardini*

- Published in print:
- 2009
- Published Online:
- August 2013
- ISBN:
- 9780262013178
- eISBN:
- 9780262258869
- Item type:
- book

- Publisher:
- The MIT Press
- DOI:
- 10.7551/mitpress/9780262013178.001.0001
- Subject:
- History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Historians of mathematics have devoted considerable attention to Isaac Newton’s work on algebra, series, fluxions, quadratures, and geometry. This book examines a critical aspect of Newton’s work ... More

## Philosophical Actions

*John M. Dixon*

### in The Enlightenment of Cadwallader Colden: Empire, Science, and Intellectual Culture in British New York

- Published in print:
- 2016
- Published Online:
- August 2016
- ISBN:
- 9780801448034
- eISBN:
- 9781501703515
- Item type:
- chapter

- Publisher:
- Cornell University Press
- DOI:
- 10.7591/cornell/9780801448034.003.0007
- Subject:
- History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter examines Cadwallader Colden's colonial philosophy and how it served to integrate European and American scientific thought. The Anglo-Irish philosopher, Bishop George Berkeley, questioned ... More

## The Last of the Magicians

*Joseph Mazur*

### in Enlightening Symbols: A Short History of Mathematical Notation and Its Hidden Powers

- Published in print:
- 2016
- Published Online:
- January 2018
- ISBN:
- 9780691173375
- eISBN:
- 9781400850112
- Item type:
- chapter

- Publisher:
- Princeton University Press
- DOI:
- 10.23943/princeton/9780691173375.003.0019
- Subject:
- Mathematics, History of Mathematics

This chapter discusses Isaac Newton's contributions to algebra and mathematics, and particularly in terms of using symbols. It first examines Newton's idea of unknown variables as quantities flowing ... More

## Newton on Mathematical Method: A Survey

*Niccolò Guicciardini*

### in Isaac Newton on Mathematical Certainty and Method

- Published in print:
- 2009
- Published Online:
- August 2013
- ISBN:
- 9780262013178
- eISBN:
- 9780262258869
- Item type:
- chapter

- Publisher:
- The MIT Press
- DOI:
- 10.7551/mitpress/9780262013178.003.0001
- Subject:
- History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter presents a survey of Isaac Newton’s mathematical work and the development of his theories on the mathematical method that began to mature. It explores Newton’s early influences in the ... More

## The Analytical Method of Fluxions

*Niccolò Guicciardini*

### in Isaac Newton on Mathematical Certainty and Method

- Published in print:
- 2009
- Published Online:
- August 2013
- ISBN:
- 9780262013178
- eISBN:
- 9780262258869
- Item type:
- chapter

- Publisher:
- The MIT Press
- DOI:
- 10.7551/mitpress/9780262013178.003.0008
- Subject:
- History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter explores the analytical method of fluxions, as stated in De Methodis. Newton’s method of fluxions can be divided into two parts: The direct and the inverse. Newton considered the ... More

## Circulation

*Thomas Nail*

### in Being and Motion

- Published in print:
- 2018
- Published Online:
- December 2018
- ISBN:
- 9780190908904
- eISBN:
- 9780190908942
- Item type:
- chapter

- Publisher:
- Oxford University Press
- DOI:
- 10.1093/oso/9780190908904.003.0012
- Subject:
- Political Science, Political Theory, International Relations and Politics

This chapter argues that being flows and folds, but is also distributed by a field. Flows join into stable folds, and folds are conjoined into things, but things are also arranged or ordered together ... More

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