By George Berkeley (auth.), Douglas M. Jesseph (eds.)
Berkeley's philosophy has been a lot studied and mentioned through the years, and an increasing number of students have come to the belief that clinical and mathematical writings are a necessary a part of his philosophical company. the purpose of this quantity is to give Berkeley's most crucial medical texts in a sort which meets modern criteria of scholarship whereas rendering them obtainable to the trendy reader. even though versions of either are inside the fourth quantity of the Works, those lack sufficient introductions and don't offer com plete and corrected texts. the current variation features a whole and seriously validated textual content of either De Motu and The Analyst, in addi tion to a brand new translation of De Motu. The introductions and notes are designed to supply the historical past precious for a whole knowing of Berkeley's account of technology and arithmetic. even if those texts are very diversified, they're united through a shared a priority with the paintings of Newton and Leibniz. Berkeley's De Motu bargains commonly with Newton's Principia and Leibniz's Specimen Dynamicum, whereas The Analyst reviews either Leibnizian and Newto nian arithmetic. Berkeley is often considered a successor to Locke or Malebranche, yet as those works exhibit he's additionally a successor to Newton and Leibniz.
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Juxta Newtonum impetus rever a idem est cum vi interire. Borellus asserit impetum non aliud esse quam gradum velocitatis. Alii impetum & conatum inter se differre, alli non differre volunt. Pieri que vim motricem motui proportionalem intelligunt, nonnulli ali am aliquam vim prreter motricem, & diversimode mensurandam, utpote per quadrat a velocitatum in moles, intelligere prre se ferunt. Sed infinitum esset hrec prosequi. §17. Vis, gravitas, attractio, & hujusmodi voces utiles sunt ad ratiocinia, & computationes de motu & corporibus motis: sed non ad intelligendam simplicem ipsius mot us naturam, vel ad qualitates totidem distinct as designandas.
The Vis Viva Controversy: A Post-Mortem. Isis 59: 131-43. Leibniz, G. W. [1849-55] 1962. G. W. Leibniz Mathematische Schriften. Ed. C. 1. Gerhardt. 7 vols. Hildesheim: Olms. EDITOR'S INTRODUCTION 41 Leibniz, G. W. 1989. G. W. Leibniz: Philosophical Essays. Ed. and trans. Roger Ariew and Daniel Garber. Indianapolis, IN and Cambridge, MA: Hackett Publishing Company. McMullin, Ernan, ed. 1967. Galileo: Man of Science. New York and London: Basic Books. Mirarchi, Lawrence A. 1977a. Force and Absolute Motion in Berkeley's Philosophy of Physics.
Whitrow, G. J. 1953b. Berkeley's Critique of the Newtonian Analysis of Motion. Hermathena 82: 90-112. Wright, Rev. G. , ed. 1843. The Works of George Berkeley, D. D. 2 vols. London: Tegg. DE M o T U·, SIVE DE Motus Principio & Natura, E T DE Caufa Communicationis Motuum.. Diatriba primtlm Typis mandata, LON DIN I. A. D. M DeC XXI. DE MOTU; SIVE De Motus Principio & Natura, et de Causa Communicationis Motuum §l. Ad veritatem inveniendam prrecipuum est cavisse ne voces male intellectre nobis officiant: quod omnes fere monent philosophi, pauci observant.
De Motu and the Analyst: A Modern Edition, with Introductions and Commentary by George Berkeley (auth.), Douglas M. Jesseph (eds.)