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o n e The Vis Viva Debate Kant's Starting Point

Martin Schönfeld

in The Philosophy of the Young Kant: The Precritical Project

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780195132182
eISBN:
9780199786336
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195132181.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter explores the context of Kant’s first and original puzzle: what actually is force? It is an account of the debate over kinetic energy (Leibniz’s “living force” or vis viva) and the ... More


Reforming Mechanism: Body and Force, Matter and Form (II)

Daniel Garber

in Leibniz: Body, Substance, Monad

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199566648
eISBN:
9780191722035
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199566648.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter continues the development of Leibniz's metaphysics of body connected with his physics. It discusses the way in which form and matter are transformed into active and passive force, and ... More


A Hundred and One Years of Mechanics: Newton to Lagrange via Daniel Bernoulli

Jennifer Coopersmith

in Energy, the Subtle Concept: The discovery of Feynman's blocks from Leibniz to Einstein

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780198716747
eISBN:
9780191800955
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198716747.003.0007
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology, History of Physics

Vis viva (kinetic energy) was discovered by Leibniz, and ‘s Gravesande’s experiments showed that both momentum and kinetic energy were important measures. The concept of ‘potential energy’ slowly ... More


Reforming Mechanism: Body and Force, Matter and Form (I)

Daniel Garber

in Leibniz: Body, Substance, Monad

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199566648
eISBN:
9780191722035
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199566648.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter discusses Leibniz's first steps toward his mature philosophy through force and motion. It discusses arguments that Leibniz offers for adding substantial form to extended bodies that ... More


Vis viva, the First ‘Block’ of Energy

Jennifer Coopersmith

in Energy, the Subtle Concept: The discovery of Feynman's blocks from Leibniz to Einstein

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780198716747
eISBN:
9780191800955
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198716747.003.0003
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology, History of Physics

Galileo brought in ‘time’, the relativity of motion, and v2∝ h; Descartes brought in ‘quantity of motion’ (mv) and ‘work of a machine’ (weight × height); Huygens, from his percussion and compound ... More


Living Force at Leiden: De Volder, ‘s Gravesande, and the Reception of Newtonianism

Tammy Nyden

in Newton and Empiricism

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199337095
eISBN:
9780199373994
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199337095.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This chapter examines the work of two physics professors at the University of Leiden: Burchard de Volder and Willem J. ’s Gravesande. Both are responsible for innovations in pedagogy that emphasize ... More


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