The uses and abuses of mathematics in early modern philosophy: introduction

  title={The uses and abuses of mathematics in early modern philosophy: introduction},
  author={T. Demeter and E. Schliesser},
Although in modern science mathematization is an unquestionable ideal, this status was far from being unequivocal in early modern philosophy. There were clear tendencies, especially following the widespread reception of Newton’s Principia, toward the mathematization of all fields of knowledge from natural philosophy through medicine to moral philosophy. These tendencies manifested in various forms of taking mathematics as the epistemic ideal to be adopted in any given field. So, mathematizing… Expand
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