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Mathematical Treasure: Berkeley’s Defence of Free-Thinking

Frank J. Swetz (The Pennsylvania State University)

Bishop George Berkeley (1685-1753) published his Defence of Free-Thinking in Mathematics (1735) as part of his ongoing attack on the calculus of Isaac Newton (1643-1727).

The first few pages of this pamphlet reflect Berkeley’s stance:

See the first page of Berkeley's Defence of Free-Thinking, along with those of two other books by Berkeley, in Mathematical Treasure: Berkeley on Various Topics.

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Frank J. Swetz (The Pennsylvania State University), "Mathematical Treasure: Berkeley’s Defence of Free-Thinking," Convergence (August 2016)