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The Mathematics of Plato s Academy

The Mathematics of Plato s Academy Author D. H. Fowler
ISBN-10 0198502583
Release 1999
Pages 441
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In this new expanded edition, Fowler provides a detailed examination of the ancient texts related to the subject and gives a thought-provoking new interpretation. Among the features of this edition are an appendix, a new epilogue, and an updated bibliography.



Reader s Guide to the History of Science

Reader s Guide to the History of Science Author Arne Hessenbruch
ISBN-10 9781134263011
Release 2013-12-16
Pages 966
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The Reader's Guide to the History of Science looks at the literature of science in some 550 entries on individuals (Einstein), institutions and disciplines (Mathematics), general themes (Romantic Science) and central concepts (Paradigm and Fact). The history of science is construed widely to include the history of medicine and technology as is reflected in the range of disciplines from which the international team of 200 contributors are drawn.



Two Studies in the Early Academy

Two Studies in the Early Academy Author R. M. Dancy
ISBN-10 0791406334
Release 1991-08-06
Pages 219
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This book presents two new interpretations of the evidence regarding the metaphysical ideas of two important figures in Plato’s Academy, Eudoxus and Speusippus, and of Aristotle’s reaction to those ideas. The central question has to do with Plato’s “Theory of Forms.” The first interpretation portrays Eudoxus reviving a view of Anaxagoras’ and advocating that the Forms are physical ingredients in things. This has affinities with Aristotle’s own view, so it is interesting that Aristotle argues for its rejection. The essay extracts Aristotle’s arguments from material in late sources and examines them in depth. The second interpretation discusses Speusippus’ replacement of the Theory of Forms with a theory that derives all that there is from the One, which does not itself exist. His argument for this strange position is reconstructed, and the relations between the theory of causality, to which it is opposed, are laid out. The Academy was not a source of dogma, but of discussion. In reconstructing central aspects of that discussion, these interpretations seek to get behind mere reportage of what little is known to the actual arguments current in the halls of the Academy.



Agora Academy and the Conduct of Philosophy

Agora  Academy  and the Conduct of Philosophy Author Debra Nails
ISBN-10 9789401101516
Release 2012-12-06
Pages 267
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Agora, Academy, and the Conduct of Philosophy offers extremely careful and detailed criticisms of some of the most important assumptions scholars have brought to bear in beginning the process of (Platonic) interpretation. It goes on to offer a new way to group the dialogues, based on important facts in the lives and philosophical practices of Socrates - the main speaker in most of Plato's dialogues - and of Plato himself. Both sides of Debra Nails's arguments deserve close attention: the negative side, which exposes a great deal of diversity in a field that often claims to have achieved a consensus; and the positive side, which insists that we must attend to what we know of these philosophers' lives and practices, if we are to make a serious attempt to understand why Plato wrote the way he did, and why his writings seem to depict different philosophies and even different approaches to philosophizing. From the Preface by Nicholas D. Smith.



Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science

Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science Author Jean Christianidis
ISBN-10 UCLA:L0091375733
Release 2004
Pages 461
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Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science book for free.



Architecture and Mathematics from Antiquity to the Future

Architecture and Mathematics from Antiquity to the Future Author Kim Williams
ISBN-10 9783319001371
Release 2015-02-09
Pages 735
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Every age and every culture has relied on the incorporation of mathematics in their works of architecture to imbue the built environment with meaning and order. Mathematics is also central to the production of architecture, to its methods of measurement, fabrication and analysis. This two-volume edited collection presents a detailed portrait of the ways in which two seemingly different disciplines are interconnected. Over almost 100 chapters it illustrates and examines the relationship between architecture and mathematics. Contributors of these chapters come from a wide range of disciplines and backgrounds: architects, mathematicians, historians, theoreticians, scientists and educators. Through this work, architecture may be seen and understood in a new light, by professionals as well as non-professionals. Volume I covers architecture from antiquity through Egyptian, Mayan, Greek, Roman, Medieval, Inkan, Gothic and early Renaissance eras and styles. The themes that are covered range from symbolism and proportion to measurement and structural stability. From Europe to Africa, Asia and South America, the chapters span different countries, cultures and practices.



Early Astronomy

Early Astronomy Author Hugh Thurston
ISBN-10 0387948228
Release 1996-08-29
Pages 268
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Many civilizations produced astronomical texts, and many cultures that left no written records, left monuments ranging from rock paintings to Stonehenge, that show a clear interest in astronomy. This text is the history of such cultures along with the disc



The Open Society and Its Enemies The spell of Plato

The Open Society and Its Enemies  The spell of Plato Author Karl Raimund Popper
ISBN-10 0691019681
Release 1971
Pages 420
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A critical appraisal of political and historical philosophies, delineating the threat to freedom posed by several classical thinkers



Numbers and Infinity

Numbers and Infinity Author E. H. Sondheimer
ISBN-10 9780486452982
Release 2006
Pages 172
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This fresh overview of numbers and infinity avoids tedium and controversy while maintaining historical accuracy and modern relevance. Perfect for undergraduate mathematics or science history courses. 1981 edition.



The Heirs of Plato

The Heirs of Plato Author John Dillon
ISBN-10 9780191519253
Release 2003-01-30
Pages 262
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The Heirs of Plato is the first book exclusively devoted to an in-depth study of the various directions in philosophy taken by Plato's followers in the first seventy years or so following his death in 347 BC. - the period generally known as 'The Old Academy'. Speusippus, Xenocrates, and Polemon, the three successive heads of the Academy in this period, though personally devoted to the memory of Plato, were independent philosophers in their own right, and felt free to develop his heritage in individual directions. This is also true of other personalities attached to the school, such as Philippus of Opus, Heraclides of Pontus, and Crantor of Soli. After an introductory chapter on the school itself, and a summary of Plato's philosophical heritage, John Dillon devotes a chapter to each of the school heads, and another to the other chief characters, exploring both what holds them together and what sets them apart. There is a final short chapter devoted to the turn away from dogmatism to scepticism under Arcesilaus in the 270s, and some reflections on the intellectual debt of Stoicism to the thought of Polemon, in particular. Dillon's clear and accessible book fills a significant gap in our understanding of Plato's immediate philosophical influence, and will be of great value to scholars and historians of ancient philosophy.



The Transformation of Mathematics in the Early Mediterranean World

The Transformation of Mathematics in the Early Mediterranean World Author Reviel Netz
ISBN-10 0521041740
Release 2007-09-10
Pages 212
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The transformation of mathematics from ancient Greece to the medieval Arab-speaking world is here approached by focusing on a single problem proposed by Archimedes and the many solutions offered. In this trajectory Reviel Netz follows the change in the task from solving a geometrical problem to its expression as an equation, still formulated geometrically, and then on to an algebraic problem, now handled by procedures that are more like rules of manipulation. From a practice of mathematics based on the localized solution (and grounded in the polemical practices of early Greek science) we see a transition to a practice of mathematics based on the systematic approach (and grounded in the deuteronomic practices of Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages). With three chapters ranging chronologically from Hellenistic mathematics, through late Antiquity, to the medieval world, Reviel Netz offers an alternate interpretation of the historical journey of pre-modern mathematics.



Dialogues

Dialogues Author Plato
ISBN-10 OCLC:977318864
Release 1964
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Understanding Psychology as a Science

Understanding Psychology as a Science Author Zoltan Dienes
ISBN-10 9781137096050
Release 2008-02-28
Pages 184
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What makes psychology a science? What is the logic underlying psychological research? In this groundbreaking book Zoltán Dienes introduces students to key issues in the philosophy of science and statistics that have a direct and vital bearing on the practice of research in psychology. The book is organised around the influential thinkers and conceptual debates which pervade psychological research and teaching but until now have not been made accessible to students. In a clear and fluid style, Dienes takes the reader on a compelling tour of the ideas of: - Popper - Kuhn& Lakatos - Neyman& Pearson - Bayes - Fisher& Royall Featuring examples drawn from extensive teaching experience to ground the ideas firmly in psychological science, the book is an ideal companion to courses and modules in psychological research methods and also to those covering conceptual and historical issues.



Aristotle Transformed

Aristotle Transformed Author Richard Sorabji
ISBN-10 9781472589088
Release 2016-06-30
Pages 648
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This book brings together twenty articles giving a comprehensive view of the work of the Aristotelian commentators. First published in 1990, the collection is now brought up to date with a new introduction by Richard Sorabji. New generations of scholars will benefit from this reissuing of classic essays, including seminal works by major scholars, and the volume gives a comprehensive background to the work of the project on the Ancient Commentators on Aristotle, which has published over 100 volumes of translations since 1987 and has disseminated these crucial texts to scholars worldwide. The importance of the commentators is partly that they represent the thought and classroom teaching of the Aristotelian and Neoplatonist schools and partly that they provide a panorama of a thousand years of ancient Greek philosophy, revealing many original quotations from lost works. Even more significant is the profound influence Â? uncovered in some of the chapters of this book Â? that they exert on later philosophy, Islamic and Western. Not only did they preserve anti-Aristotelian material which helped inspire Medieval and Renaissance science, but they present Aristotle in a form that made him acceptable to the Christian church. It is not Aristotle, but Aristotle transformed and embedded in the philosophy of the commentators that so often lies behind the views of later thinkers.



Lore and Science in Ancient Pythagoreanism

Lore and Science in Ancient Pythagoreanism Author Walter Burkert
ISBN-10 0674539184
Release 1972-01
Pages 535
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For the first English edition of his distinguished study, Weisheit und Wissenschaft: Studien zu Pythagoras, Philoloas und Platon, Mr. Burkert has extensively revised both text and notes, taking into account additional literature that has appeared since 1962.



Platonic Studies of Greek Philosophy

Platonic Studies of Greek Philosophy Author Robert Sherrick Brumbaugh
ISBN-10 0887068979
Release 1989
Pages 296
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Trends in the Historiography of Science

Trends in the Historiography of Science Author Kostas Gavroglu
ISBN-10 9789401735964
Release 2013-04-18
Pages 460
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The articles in this volume have been first presented during an international Conference organised by the Greek Society for the History of Science and Technology in June 1990 at Corfu. The Society was founded in 1989 and planned to hold a series of meetings to impress upon an audience comprised mainly by Greek students and scholars, the point that history of science is an autonomous discipline with its own plurality of approaches developed over the years as a result of long discussions and disputes within the community of historians of science. The Conference took place at a time when more and more people came to realise that the future of the Greek Universities and Research Centres depends not only on the progress of the institutional reforms, but also very crucially on the establishment of new and modern subject areas. Though there have been significant steps towards such a direction in the physical sciences, mathematics and engineering, the situation in the so-called humanities has been, at best, confusing. Political expediencies of the post war years and ideological commitments to a glorious, yet very distant past, paralysed the development of the humanities and constrained them within a framework which could not allow much more than a philological approach.