Infinitesimals as an Issue of Neo-Kantian Philosophy of Science

  title={Infinitesimals as an Issue of Neo-Kantian Philosophy of Science},
  author={Thomas Mormann and Mikhail G. Katz},
  journal={HOPOS: The Journal of the International Society for the History of Philosophy of Science},
  pages={236 - 280}
  • T. Mormann, M. Katz
  • Published 2013
  • Mathematics, Physics
  • HOPOS: The Journal of the International Society for the History of Philosophy of Science
We seek to elucidate the philosophical context in which one of the most important conceptual transformations of modern mathematics took place, namely, the so-called revolution in rigor in infinitesimal calculus and mathematical analysis. Some of the protagonists of the said revolution were Cauchy, Cantor, Dedekind, and Weierstrass. The dominant current of philosophy in Germany at the time was neo-Kantianism. Among its various currents, the Marburg school (Cohen, Natorp, Cassirer, and others… Expand
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