|Title||Paper, 'The Answer of John Collins to a Paper of Mr. Hobbs - endeavouring to invalidate the doctrine of Dr. Wallis in his Arithmetica Infinitorum' by John Collins|
|Description||These are John Collins's counter suggestions to Thomas Hobbes's endeavour to invalidate the doctrine of John Wallis in his 'Arithmetica infinitorum' (1656). Hobbes and Wallis had been entangled in a long-lasting debate about Wallis's methodology ever since its publication. |
Collins tries to prove here, against Hobbes's opinions, that arithmetic can be used satisfactorily for the solving of mathematical problems.
|Physical description||Ink on paper|
|Related records in the catalogue||CLP/24/26/1|
Fellows associated with this archive
|NA2898||Collins; John (1625 - 1683); mathematician and scientific administrator||1625 - 1683|
|NA7472||Wallis; John (1616 - 1703); mathematician and cryptographer||1616 - 1703|