Una cosmologia settecentesca tra filosofia e scienza: Ruggero Giuseppe Boscovich interlocutore di Newton e di Leibniz.

Translated title of the contribution: [Autom. eng. transl.] An eighteenth-century cosmology between philosophy and science: Ruggero Giuseppe Boscovich interlocutor of Newton and Leibniz.

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Abstract

In his main scientific treatise, "Philosophiae naturalis theoria redacta ad unicam legem virium in natura existentium", R. G. Boscovich, a great Dalmatian mathematician, scientist and philosopher, appeals to Leibnizian monadological dynamism in order to overpass the limits of Newtonian mechanism and so he foresees some important developments of contemporary physics, substituting energy for matter, centres of force for atoms and giving rise to a radical transformation in the idea of atom.
Translated title of the contribution[Autom. eng. transl.] An eighteenth-century cosmology between philosophy and science: Ruggero Giuseppe Boscovich interlocutor of Newton and Leibniz.
Original languageItalian
Title of host publicationLetteratura dalmata italiana
Pages267-271
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 2016
EventLetteratura dalmata italiana - Trieste
Duration: 27 Feb 201528 Feb 2015

Conference

ConferenceLetteratura dalmata italiana
CityTrieste
Period27/2/1528/2/15

Keywords

  • history of philosophy, history of science, philosophy of science

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