Gymnosophists etc.

l.m.fosse at l.m.fosse at
Mon May 6 17:56:01 UTC 1996

>Lars Martin Fosse writes on 5/6/96:
>> Having said this, we are still far away from a formula that would enable us
>> to deal with the problem of heritage as against borrowing as against
>> spontaneous development of the same idea in two different places (the
>> Newton - Leibnitz effect: Both discovered infinitesimal calculation [hope
>> this is the right word] at about the same time without influencing each
>> other).
>I have always understood them to have been in communication.
According to my encyclopedia, the two discovered infinitesimal calculations
independently of each other. If more recent theories say otherwise, I would
like to know about them.

Best regards,

Lars Martin Fosse

Lars Martin Fosse
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