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Bishop George Berkeley died. In 1734 he published The Analyst, Or a Discourse Addressed to an Infidel Mathematician (namely Edmund Halley, who died on this day in 1742). This work was a strong and reasonably justified attack on the foundation of the differential calculus. He called differentials "the ghosts of departed quantities."

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The Analyst
Sunday, January 14, 1753