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    • Infinitesimal

    • How a Dangerous Mathematical Theory Shaped the Modern World
    • By: Amir Alexander
    • Narrated by: Ira Rosenberg
    • Length: 12 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 82
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      4 out of 5 stars 75
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      4 out of 5 stars 75

    On August 10, 1632, five men in flowing black robes convened in a somber Roman palazzo to pass judgment on a deceptively simple proposition: that a continuous line is composed of distinct and infinitely tiny parts. With the stroke of a pen the Jesuit fathers banned the doctrine of infinitesimals, announcing that it could never be taught or even mentioned. The concept was deemed dangerous and subversive, a threat to the belief that the world was an orderly place, governed by a strict and unchanging set of rules.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An Amazing Listen to intrigue and history. Highly recommended.

    • By Henry on 09-02-16

    Regular price: $24.95