Leibniz's Analysis Situs and the Foundations of Geometry

  • Vincenzo De Risi (Max-Planck-Institut für Wissenschaftsgeschichte, Germany)
A3 01 (Sophus-Lie room)


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.

Katharina Matschke

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