The parallelogram law in the works of d'Alembert and Kant

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Published 23-09-2012
Carmen Martinez-Adame

Abstract

We compare two approaches given to the parallelogram law as a fundamental notion in eighteenth century mechanics. The authors we study are Kant and d'Alembert and we use the context created by Newton's Principia as our point of departure.

How to Cite

Martinez-Adame, C. (2012). The parallelogram law in the works of d’Alembert and Kant. THEORIA. An International Journal for Theory, History and Foundations of Science, 27(3), 365–388. https://doi.org/10.1387/theoria.1548
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Keywords

Parallelogram law, composition of motion, phoronomy

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