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Single Idea 18086

[catalogued under 6. Mathematics / A. Nature of Mathematics / 5. The Infinite / k. Infinitesimals]

Full Idea

Weierstrass effectively eliminated the infinitesimalist language of his predecessors.

Gist of Idea

Weierstrass eliminated talk of infinitesimals


report of Karl Weierstrass (works [1855]) by Philip Kitcher - The Nature of Mathematical Knowledge 10.6

Book Reference

Kitcher,Philip: 'The Nature of Mathematical Knowledge' [OUP 1984], p.259