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 301315) 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. 
Local Note 
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Subject 
Berkeley, George, 16851753.


Berkeley, George, 16851753. 

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.) 

0226398978 

9780226398976 

0226398986 

9780226398983 
