Journal of the History of Philosophy 57 (3):556-557 (2019)

Emily Carson
McGill University
The broadly-stated aim of this rich collection is to reevaluate and reconceptualize the mathematization thesis, which the editors take to signify “above all the transformation of scientific concepts and methods, especially those concerning the nature of matter, space, and time, through the introduction of mathematical techniques and ideas”. As a historiographical thesis, it is the thesis that “the scientific revolution, and by implication modern science as a whole, is guided by the project of mathematization”.In the introduction to the volume, the editors acknowledge the virtues of the historiographical thesis, which explain its persistence. For example, it highlights a constitutive feature...
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