THE METAPHYSICAL PRINCIPLES OF THE INFINITESIMAL CALCULUS.

Hillsdale: Sophia Perennis, 2004. Guénon agrees with Plato that mathematics can furnish symbols for metaphysics. But it cannot fulfill this function if metaphysical principles in themselves are not understood - which they clearly are not by the vast majority of modern mathematicians and scientists. Guénon sees Leibnitz, discoverer of the infinitesimal calculus and major critic of Descartes, as a significant modern philosopher of mathematics, whose insights are worth placing in a metaphysical context-something Leibnitz himself tried to do. Guénon helps make these efforts more metaphysically intelligible, and transposes them to a higher level. In Metaphysical Principles of the Infinitesimal Calculus, René Guénon points the way toward a rediscovery of mathematics as the handmaiden of metaphysics. Paperback in new condition. Item #9456

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