The Language of Nature

Reassessing the Mathematization of Natural Philosophy in the Seventeenth Century

by Geoffrey GorhamBenjamin HillEdward SlowikC. Kenneth Waters

Although the mathematization of nature is a distinctive and crucial feature of the emergence of modern science in the seventeenth century, this volume shows that it was a far more complex, contested, and context-dependent phenomenon than the received historiography has indicated.


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    Minnesota Studies in the Philosophy of Science
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