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  1. Ruggiero Boscovich and “the Forces Existing in Nature”.Luca Guzzardi - 2017 - Science in Context 30 (4):385-422.
    ArgumentAccording to a long-standing interpretation which traces back to Max Jammer'sConcepts of Force, Ruggiero G. Boscovich would have developed a concept of force in the tradition of Leibniz's dynamics. In his variation on the theme, basic properties of matter such as solidity or impenetrability would be derived from an interplay of some “active” force of attraction and repulsion that any primary element of nature would possess. In the present paper I discuss many flaws of this interpretation and argue for an (...)
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