In this paper we give a detailed account of Boscovich’s geometrical principle of continuity. We also compare his ideas with those of his forerunners and successors in order to underline the elements of novelty of his axiomatic approach to the subject, to cast some light on his possible sources of inspiration, and to investigate whether, and how, his ideas may have influenced those of other scholars.

Boscovich's geometrical principle of Continuity, and the "mysteries of the infinity"

Del Centina, Andrea;Alessandra Fiocca
2018

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In this paper we give a detailed account of Boscovich’s geometrical principle of continuity. We also compare his ideas with those of his forerunners and successors in order to underline the elements of novelty of his axiomatic approach to the subject, to cast some light on his possible sources of inspiration, and to investigate whether, and how, his ideas may have influenced those of other scholars.
Del Centina, Andrea; Fiocca, Alessandra
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