Maupertuis

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Maupertuis

an intellectual biography

Oxford University Studies in the Enlightenment, 299

1992

January 1st, 1992

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This intellectual biography stands as the definitive account of Maupertuis’s career. His much-publicised quarrel with Voltaire – which ultimately destroyed him – has cast a long shadow over his reputation. Maupertuis’s true contribution to eighteenth-century scientific debate re-emerges clearly in this important reassessment.

'An extremely welcome study which attempts, not a rehabilitation, but an objective analysis of Maupertuis’s work and its importance in the science of his time.'
Ann Thomson, French Studies 48 (1994)

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