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    Berkeley's Philosophy of Mathematics.Douglas M. Jesseph - 2019 - University of Chicago Press.
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    Berkeley's Philosophy of Mathematics.Douglas M. Jesseph - 1993 - University of Chicago Press.
    In this first modern, critical assessment of the place of mathematics in Berkeley's philosophy and Berkeley's place in the history of mathematics, Douglas M. Jesseph provides a bold reinterpretation of Berkeley's work.
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    Squaring the Circle.Douglas Jesseph - 1999 - University of Chicago Press.
    Hobbes and Wallis's "battle of the books" illuminates the intimate relationship between science and crucial seventeenth-century debates over the limits of sovereign power and the existence of God.
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    Berkeley's Philosophy of Mathematics.David Sherry & Douglas M. Jesseph - 1995 - Philosophical Review 104 (1):126.
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    Hobbes and the Method of Natural Science.Douglas Jesseph - 1996 - In Tom Sorell (ed.), The Cambridge Companion to Hobbes. Cambridge University Press. pp. 86--107.
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    De Motu ; and, the Analyst.George Berkeley & Douglas Michael Jesseph - 1992
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    Logic and Demonstrative Knowledge.Douglas M. Jesseph - 2013 - In Peter R. Anstey (ed.), The Oxford Handbook of British Philosophy in the Seventeenth Century. Oxford University Press. pp. 373--90.
    This chapter examines the views of seventeenth-century British philosophers on the notion of logic and demonstrative knowledge, particularly Francis Bacon, Thomas Hobbes, and John Locke, offering an overview of traditional Aristotelianism in relation to logic and describing Bacon's approach to demonstration and logic. It also analyzes the contribution of the Cambridge Platonists and evaluates the influence of Cartesianism. The chapter concludes that theorizing about logic and demonstrative knowledge followed an arc familiar from other branches of philosophy such as metaphysics or (...)
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    Hobbes's Atheism.Douglas M. Jesseph - 2002 - Midwest Studies in Philosophy 26 (1):(2002), 140–166.
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    Berkeley's Philosophy of Mathematics.Douglas M. Jesseph - 1995 - In Kenneth Winkler (ed.), Philosophical Review. Cambridge University Press. pp. 126-128.
    The dissertation is a detailed analysis of Berkeley's writings on mathematics, concentrating on the link between his attack on the theory of abstract ideas and his philosophy of mathematics. Although the focus is on Berkeley's works, I also trace the important connections between Berkeley's views and those of Isaac Barrow, John Wallis, John Keill, and Isaac Newton . The basic thesis I defend is that Berkeley's philosophy of mathematics is a natural extension of his views on abstraction. The first chapter (...)
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    Hobbes on ‘Conatus’: A Study in the Foundations of Hobbesian Philosophy.Douglas Jesseph - 2016 - Hobbes Studies 29 (1):66-85.
    _ Source: _Volume 29, Issue 1, pp 66 - 85 This paper will deal with the notion of _conatus_ and the role it plays in Hobbes’s program for natural philosophy. As defined by Hobbes, the _conatus_ of a body is essentially its instantaneous motion, and he sees this as the means to account for a variety of phenomena in both natural philosophy and mathematics. Although I foucs principally on Hobbesian physics, I will also consider the extent to which Hobbes’s account (...)
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    A Manifesto.Warren Schmaus, Ullica Segerstrale & Douglas Jesseph - 1992 - Social Epistemology 6 (3):243-265.
  12. Berkeley, God, and Explanation.Douglas M. Jesseph - 2005 - In Christia Mercer (ed.), Early Modern Philosophy: Mind, Matter, and Metaphysics. Oxford University Press.
    This paper analyzes Berkeley's arguments for the existence of God in the Principles of Human Knowledge, Three Dialogues, and Alciphron. Where most scholarship has interpreted Berkeley as offering three quite distinct attempted proofs of God's existence, I argue that these are all variations on the strategy of inference to the best explanation. I also consider how this reading of Berkeley connects his conception of God to his views about causation and explanation.
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    Truth in Fiction: Origins and Consequences of Leibniz’s Doctrine of Infinitesimal Magnitudes.Douglas Jesseph - 2008 - In Douglas Jesseph & Ursula Goldenbaum (eds.), Infinitesimal Differences: Controversies Between Leibniz and His Contemporaries. Walter de Gruyter.
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    Leibniz on the Foundations of the Calculus: The Question of the Reality of Infinitesimal Magnitudes.Douglas Michael Jesseph - 1998 - Perspectives on Science 6 (1):6-40.
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    Galileo, Hobbes, and the Book of Nature.Douglas Michael Jesseph - 2004 - Perspectives on Science 12 (2):191-211.
    : This paper investigates the influence of Galileo's natural philosophy on the philosophical and methodological doctrines of Thomas Hobbes. In particular, I argue that what Hobbes took away from his encounter with Galileo was the fundamental idea that the world is a mechanical system in which everything can be understood in terms of mathematically-specifiable laws of motion. After tracing the history of Hobbes's encounters with Galilean science (through the "Welbeck group" connected with William Cavendish, earl of Newcastle and the "Mersenne (...)
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    Of Analytics and Indivisibles: Hobbes on the Methods of Modem Mathematics.Douglas Jesseph - 1993 - Revue d'Histoire des Sciences 46 (2):153-193.
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    Indivisibilia Vera – How Leibniz Came to Love Mathematics.Douglas Jesseph & Ursula Goldenbaum - 2008 - In Douglas Jesseph & Ursula Goldenbaum (eds.), Infinitesimal Differences: Controversies Between Leibniz and His Contemporaries. Walter de Gruyter.
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    Philosophical Theory and Mathematical Practice in the Seventeenth Century.Douglas M. Jesseph - 1989 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 20 (2):215.
    It is argued that, contrary to the standard accounts of the development of infinitesimal mathematics, the leading mathematicians of the seventeenth century were deeply concerned with the rigor of their methods. examples are taken from the work of cavalieri and leibniz, with further material drawn from guldin, barrow, and wallis.
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    Berkeley’s Philosophy of Geometry.Douglas Jesseph - 1990 - Archiv für Geschichte der Philosophie 72 (3):301-332.
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    Words of Welcome to Our New Allies.Warren Schmaus, Ullica Segerstrale & Douglas Jesseph - 1992 - Social Epistemology 6 (3):315 – 320.
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  21. Historical Dictionary of Descartes and Cartesian Philosophy.Roger Ariew, Dennis Des Chene, Douglas M. Jesseph, Tad M. Schmaltz & Theo Verbeek - 2003 - Scarecrow Press.
    This is a dictionary of Descartes and Cartesian philosophy, primarily covering philosophy in the 17th century, with a chronology and biography of Descartes's life and times and a bibliography of primary and secondary works related to Descartes and to Cartesians.
     
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  22. The a to Z of Descartes and Cartesian Philosophy.Roger Ariew, Dennis Des Chene, Douglas M. Jesseph, Tad M. Schmaltz & Theo Verbeek - 2010 - Scarecrow Press.
    The A to Z of Descartes and Cartesian Philosophy includes a chronology, an introduction, a bibliography, and cross-reference dictionary entries Descartes's writings, concepts, and findings, as well as entries on those who supported him, those who criticized him, those who corrected him, and those who together formed one of the major movements in philosophy, Cartesianism.
     
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  23. Of the Association for Symbolic Logic.Janet Folina, Douglas Jesseph, Dirk Schlimm, Emily Grosholz, Kenneth Manders, Sun-Joo Shin, Saul Kripke & William Ewald - 2009 - Bulletin of Symbolic Logic 15 (2):229.
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    The Marriott Hotel Philadelphia, Pennsylvania December 27–30, 2008.Janet Folina, Douglas Jesseph, Dirk Schlimm, Emily Grosholz, Kenneth Manders, Sun-Joo Shin, Saul Kripke & William Ewald - 2009 - Bulletin of Symbolic Logic 15 (2).
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  25. Berkeley's Philosophy of Mathematics.Douglas M. Jesseph - 1994 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 45 (3):927-928.
     
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    Berkeley’s World: An Examination of the Three Dialogues. [REVIEW]Douglas M. Jesseph - 2004 - Philosophical Review 113 (4):571-574.
    This is a puzzling book. On the one hand, Stoneham insists that “we cannot appreciate the contributions made by philosophers like Berkeley without coming to terms with the full breadth and detail of his thought”. On the other hand, his interpretive efforts are directed almost exclusively at the Three Dialogues between Hylas and Philonous—a work Berkeley intended as a popular recasting of his doctrines and one that scholars generally regard as conspicuously lacking the “full breadth and detail” of his philosophy. (...)
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    Berkeley’s World: An Examination of the Three Dialogues.Douglas M. Jesseph - 2004 - Philosophical Review 113 (4):571-574.
    This is a puzzling book. On the one hand, Stoneham insists that “we cannot appreciate the contributions made by philosophers like Berkeley without coming to terms with the full breadth and detail of his thought”. On the other hand, his interpretive efforts are directed almost exclusively at the Three Dialogues between Hylas and Philonous—a work Berkeley intended as a popular recasting of his doctrines and one that scholars generally regard as conspicuously lacking the “full breadth and detail” of his philosophy. (...)
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    Carlo Borghero. Les cartésiens face à Newton: Philosophie, science et religion dans la première moitié du XVIIIe siècle. Translated by, Tomaso Berni Canani. 156 pp., illus., bibl., index. Turnhout: Brepols Publishers, 2011. €50.44. [REVIEW]Douglas Jesseph - 2014 - Isis 105 (1):217-217.
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    Common Sense, Science, and Scepticism: A Historical Introduction to the Theory of Knowledge by Alan Musgrave. [REVIEW]Douglas Jesseph - 1995 - Isis 86:147-147.
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    De Corpore.Douglas Jesseph - 2017 - Hobbes Studies 30 (1):1-3.
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    DavideCrippaThe Impossibility of Squaring the Circle in the 17th Century: A Debate Among Gregory, Huygens and Leibniz. Basel, Switzerland: Birkhäuser, 2019, Viii + 184 Pp. ISBN: 9783030016371. [REVIEW]Douglas Jesseph - forthcoming - Centaurus.
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    Descartes, Pascal, and the Epistemology of Mathematics: The Case of the Cycloid.Douglas Michael Jesseph - 2007 - Perspectives on Science 15 (4):410-433.
    This paper deals with the very different attitudes that Descartes and Pascal had to the cycloid—the curve traced by the motion of a point on the periphery of a circle as the circle rolls across a right line. Descartes insisted that such a curve was merely mechanical and not truly geometric, and so was of no real mathematical interest. He nevertheless responded to enquiries from Mersenne, who posed the problems of determining its area and constructing its tangent. Pascal, in contrast, (...)
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    Elements de la Geometrie de l'Infini by Bernard le Bovier de Fontenelle. [REVIEW]Douglas Jesseph - 1996 - Isis 87:549-550.
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    Elements de la Geometrie de L'Infini. Bernard le Bovier de Fontenelle.Douglas M. Jesseph - 1996 - Isis 87 (3):549-550.
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  35. Faith and Fluxions : Berkeley on Theology and Mathematics.Douglas Jesseph - 2008 - In Stephen H. Daniel (ed.), New Interpretations of Berkeley's Thought. Humanity Books.
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    G.W. Leibniz, Interrelations Between Mathematics and Philosophy.Douglas M. Jesseph (ed.) - 2015 - Springer Verlag.
    Early in his mathematical career Leibniz discovered some important methods and results but had to recognize that his findings had been anticipated by other mathematicians such as Pierre de Fermat, James Gregory, Isaac Newton, François Regnauld, John Wallis, etc. This paper investigates the cases of Isaac Barrow and Pietro Mengoli who, earlier than Leibniz, had been familiar with the characteristic triangle, transmutations methods, the inverse connection between determining tangents and areas of curves or the sums of the reciprocal figurate numbers, (...)
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  37. G.W. Leibniz, Interrelations Between Mathematics and Philosophy.Douglas M. Jesseph (ed.) - 2015 - Springer Verlag.
     
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  38. Hobbes and Mathematical Method.Douglas M. Jesseph - 1993 - Perspectives on Science 1 (1993):306-341.
  39. Hobbes Oggi by Andrea Napoli; Thomas Hobbes: Philosophie Premiere, Theorie de la Science Et Politique by Yves Charles Zarka; Jean Bernhardt. [REVIEW]Douglas Jesseph - 1992 - Isis 83:320-322.
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    Hobbes Oggi. Andrea NapoliThomas Hobbes: Philosophie Premiere, Theorie de la Science Et Politique. Yves Charles Zarka, Jean Bernhardt.Douglas M. Jesseph - 1992 - Isis 83 (2):320-322.
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    Hobbes on the Ratios of Motions and Magnitudes.Douglas Jesseph - 2017 - Hobbes Studies 30 (1):58-82.
    _ Source: _Volume 30, Issue 1, pp 58 - 82 Hobbes intended and expected _De Corpore_ to secure his place among the foremost mathematicians of his era. This is evident from the content of Part III of the work, which contains putative solutions to the most eagerly sought mathematical results of the seventeenth century. It is well known that Hobbes failed abysmally in his attempts to solve problems of this sort, but it is not generally understood that the mathematics of (...)
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    Hobbes, the Scriblerians and the History of Philosophy by Conal Condren.Douglas M. Jesseph - 2014 - Journal of the History of Philosophy 52 (3):614-615.
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    Introduction.Douglas Jesseph & Ursula Goldenbaum - 2008 - In Douglas Jesseph & Ursula Goldenbaum (eds.), Infinitesimal Differences: Controversies Between Leibniz and His Contemporaries. Walter de Gruyter.
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  44. Infinitesimal Differences: Controversies Between Leibniz and His Contemporaries.Douglas Jesseph & Ursula Goldenbaum (eds.) - 2008 - Walter de Gruyter.
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    Leibniz: An Intellectual Biography.Douglas Jesseph - 2010 - Intellectual History Review 20 (2):281-284.
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    Les Cartésiens Face À Newton: Philosophie, Science Et Religion Dans la Première Moitié du XVIIIe Siècle. [REVIEW]Douglas Jesseph - 2014 - Isis 105 (1):217-217.
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    La Contre-Réforme Mathématique: Constitution Et Diffusion d'Une Culture Mathématique Jésuite À la Renaissance by Antonella Romano. [REVIEW]Douglas Jesseph - 2001 - Isis 92:386-387.
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    La Contre-Réforme mathématique: Constitution et diffusion d'une culture mathématique Jésuite à la Renaissance . Antonella Romano.Douglas M. Jesseph - 2001 - Isis 92 (2):386-387.
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  49. Leibniz on The Elimination of Infinitesimals.Douglas M. Jesseph - 2015 - In David Rabouin, Philip Beeley & Norma B. Goethe (eds.), G.W. Leibniz, Interrelations Between Mathematics and Philosophy. Springer Verlag.
     
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    Les Raisons de L'Infini: Du Monde Clos a l'Univers Mathematique by Michel Blay. [REVIEW]Douglas Jesseph - 1995 - Isis 86:325-326.
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