Abstract for the talk at 13.10.2011 (15:15 h)Oberseminar GEOMETRIE
Vincenzo De Risi (Max-Planck-Institut für Wissenschaftsgeschichte, Germany)
Leibniz's Analysis Situs and the Foundations of Geometry
In this talk, I will present some of the most relevant geometrical results of Leibniz's studies on Analysis Situs, as well as his new conception of geometry of a science of space. I'll also sketch how these mathematical studies influenced, and were in turn influenced by, some parts of Leibniz' metaphysical views.