# Duncan F. Gregory and Robert Leslie Ellis: second-generation reformers of British mathematics

@article{Verburgt2018DuncanFG, title={Duncan F. Gregory and Robert Leslie Ellis: second-generation reformers of British mathematics}, author={Lukas M. Verburgt}, journal={Intellectual History Review}, year={2018}, volume={28}, pages={369 - 397} }

ABSTRACT The paper discusses some of the contributions of Duncan Farquharson Gregory and Robert Leslie Ellis to symbolical algebra and their views on the philosophy of mathematics with the aim of revisiting the accepted characterisation of the second generation of reformers of British mathematics found in Crosbie Smith and Norton Wise’s seminal Energy and Empire. It is argued that at least some of the features brought to the fore in their treatment of the work of Gregory and Ellis – namely…

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