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

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THEORIA. An International Journal for Theory, History and Foundations of Science, ISSN: 0495-4548, Vol: 27, Issue: 3, Page: 365-388

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Martínez Adame, Carmen
UPV/EHU Press; Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea / Universidad del País Vasco
Arts and Humanities
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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.