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The Mathematical Shape of Modernity

Stuart Bradford for The Chronicle Review

June 23, 2014 Premium content for subscribers. Subscribe Today

On August 10, 1632, only 10 months before the Roman Inquisition condemned Galileo Galilei for his advocacy of Copernican astronomy, five Jesuits met in Rome to discuss a seemingly arcane point: Is a mathematical continuum composed of indivisibles...

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