According to the received view, eighteenth-century British mathematicians were responsible for a decline of mathematics in the country of Newton; a decline attributed to chauvinism and to preference for geometrical thinking. This chapter challenges this view by first describing the complexity of Newton’s mathematical heritage and its reception in the early decades of the eighteenth century.t is shown that in the middle of the eighteenth century academic Continental mathematicians such as Euler and Lagrange were driven by local cultural assumptions in directions which sensibly diverged from the ones followed by Newton and his fellow countrymen.

The reception of Newton’s method of series and fluxions in eighteenth-century Europe / N. Guicciardini - In: The reception of Isaac Newton in Europe / [a cura di] Scott Mandelbrote; Helmut Pulte. - Prima edizione. - [s.l] : Bloomsbury, 2019 Jun. - ISBN 9780826479709. - pp. 281-294

The reception of Newton’s method of series and fluxions in eighteenth-century Europe

N. Guicciardini
2019

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According to the received view, eighteenth-century British mathematicians were responsible for a decline of mathematics in the country of Newton; a decline attributed to chauvinism and to preference for geometrical thinking. This chapter challenges this view by first describing the complexity of Newton’s mathematical heritage and its reception in the early decades of the eighteenth century.t is shown that in the middle of the eighteenth century academic Continental mathematicians such as Euler and Lagrange were driven by local cultural assumptions in directions which sensibly diverged from the ones followed by Newton and his fellow countrymen.
Settore MAT/04 - Matematiche Complementari
Dipartimenti di Eccellenza 2018-2022 - Dipartimento di FILOSOFIA
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