• fruit
    1
    Hello,
    It's actually a question about a topic in history of philosophy and even more in theology.
    On one of calculus classes teacher told a little about the history of the infinitesimals analysis. So it started with Nicolas of Cusa for whom an infinite line was expression of the Divine. Later infinite line was used by Descartes, when he provided his coordinates system. So later calculus was introduced by Leibniz and Newton in the 18th century. And after that, he mentioned, that many mathematicians who also were theologians wrote some works, where they while developing calculus also analyzed the aspects of God. Maybe you know some of such works or some of such mathematicians?
    I know about Newton's theology works, but there is no direct connection with calculus in there.
    Thank you.
  • Banno
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    Any work on the edge of what is know will lead to feelings of awe. That's because one finds oneself right on the edge between what can be said and what cannot; ogling the abyss.

    The best thing one can do is to refrain from talking about what cannot be said; to avoid making shit up.

    Put the theologians and philosophers out of work.
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