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- Author(s)J.Christiaan Boudri
- Date of Publication08/12/2010
- GenreScience: General & Reference
- Series TitleBoston Studies in the Philosophy and History of Science
- Series Part/Volume Number224
- Place of PublicationDordrecht
- Country of PublicationNetherlands
- Content Notebiography
- Weight462 g
- Width155 mm
- Height235 mm
- Spine15 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
- Edition StatementSoftcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2002
- Table Of ContentsList of Illustrations. Acknowledgements. 1. Introduction. Part A: The Unity of the Concept of Force. 2. Force like Water. 3. Leibniz: Force as the Essence of Substance. Part B: Towards a New Metaphysics. 4. From Cause to Phenomenon. 5. From Efficient to Final Causes: The Origin of the Principle of Least Action. Part C: Between Metaphysics and Mechanics. 6. The Concept of Force in the 1779 Berlin Essay Competition. 7. Lagrange's Concept of Force. 8. Metaphysics Concealed. Bibliography. Index.
- Author BiographyJ. Christian Boudri studied mechanical engineering at the University of Twente. From 1988 to 1994 he worked in the field of the history of science at the same university, under the supervision of H. Floris Cohen and C. Hakfoort. The present book is the result of that period. Since 1995, Boudri's professional activity has been in the field of energy technology.
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