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Aristotle and the mathematicians some cross-currents in the fourth century by Henry Ross Mendell

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Statementby Henry Ross Mendell.
LC ClassificationsB491.M279 M449 1986a
The Physical Object
Paginationxii, 570 p. ;
Number of Pages570
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Open LibraryOL16582333M

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What distinguishes your third choice, The History of Mathematics: A Reader by J. Fauvel and J. J. Gray? The history of mathematics can be studied and taught in different ways. In the past many people took the traditional ‘who-did-what-and-when?’ approach, but more recently there’s been an increased emphasis on putting mathematics into the context of the time.   To Aristotle, mathematics was one of the three theoretical sciences, the others being theology and the philosophy of nature (physics). Arranged thematically, this book considers his thinking in relation to the other sciences and looks into such specifics as squaring of the circle, syllogism, parallels, incommensurability of the diagonal, angles Reviews: 3.   The definitive sequel to New York Times bestseller How the Scots Invented the Modern World is a magisterial account of how the two greatest thinkers of the ancient world, Plato and Aristotle, laid the foundations of Western culture—and how their rivalry shaped the essential features of our culture down to the present day. Plato came from a wealthy, connected Athenian family and lived a.   Originally published in This meticulously researched book presents a comprehensive outline and discussion of Aristotle’s mathematics with the author's translations of the greek. To Aristotle, mathematics was one of the three theoretical sciences, the others being theology and the philosophy of nature (physics).5/5(3).