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Bonheur public et méthode géométrique.

Collection : Études et enquêtes historiques

2002, 184 pages

Papier

n° ISBN 978-2-7332-1025-3

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Avant-propos du traducteur

Préface de l’édition italienne (1982)

Préface de l’édition française (2002)

Chapitre 1.–Le De re numaria de Giovanni Ceva : l’atmosphère et les courants d’idées de l’époque.

Chapitre 2.-L’héritage galiléen : Venise et Naples

Chapitre 3.-Entre induction et déduction : les auteurs lombards de la seconde moitié du siècle et leurs successeurs.

Conclusions

Bibliographie

Index des noms de personnes

Index thématique

Table des matières


Eighteenth-century Italy was the setting for early and important interactions between mathematics and economics. To answer the questions of “why” and “how”, Marco Bianchini, professor at the University of Parma, guides us through a fascinating story where philosophy, science, religion, economics, and moral and political issues interconnect in often unexpected ways. The journey through the Italian peninsular in the years 1711-1803 takes in Florence, Mantua, Venice, Naples, Milan, Udine, Palermo, and introduces figures as famous as Galiani and Beccaria and as forgotten as Canciani and Silio. The author offers the reader a comparative perspective on the intellectual currents and traditions in Europe of the Enlightenment. Marco Bianchini’s account is the result of extensive research and is written in a clear and accessible style.

Twenty years after the original publication, this French translation, for which the author has provided a new preface, will reveal to a larger audience historical insights with relevance far beyond the small Italian states of the “Settecento”.