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Author Jesseph, Douglas Michael.

Title Berkeley's philosophy of mathematics [electronic resource] / Douglas M. Jesseph.

Imprint Chicago : University of Chicago Press, ©1993.

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Description 1 online resource (xii, 322 pages) : illustrations.
Series Science and its conceptual foundations
Science and its conceptual foundations.
Note Revision of the author's thesis (Ph. D.)--Princeton University, 1987.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 301-315) and index.
Contents 1. Abstraction and the Berkeleyan philosophy of mathematics -- 2. Berkeley's new foundations for geometry -- 3. Berkeley's new foundations for arithmetic -- 4. Berkeley and the calculus : the background -- 5. Berkeley and the calculus : writings before the "Analyst" -- 6. Berkeley and the calculus : the "Analyst" -- 7. The aftermath of the "Analyst."
Summary "In this first modern, critical assessment of the place of mathematics in Berkeley's philosophy and Berkeley's place in the history of mathematics, Douglas M. Jesseph provides a bold reinterpretation of Berkeley's work. Jesseph challenges the prevailing view that Berkeley's mathematical writings are peripheral to his philosophy and argues that mathematics is in fact central to his thought, developing out of his critique of abstraction. Jesseph's argument situates Berkeley's ideas within the larger historical and intellectual context of the Scientific Revolution."--Resource description page.
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Subject Berkeley, George, 1685-1753.
Berkeley, George, 1685-1753.
Berkeley, George (Philosoph)
Mathematics -- Philosophy.
Indexed Term Mathematics Philosophy
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Jesseph, Douglas Michael. Berkeley's philosophy of mathematics. Chicago : University of Chicago Press, ©1993 0226398978 (DLC) 92043495 (OCoLC)27186614
ISBN 9780226398952 (electronic bk.)
0226398951 (electronic bk.)