The Shaping of Deduction in Greek Mathematics: A Study in Cognitive History

The Shaping of Deduction in Greek Mathematics: A Study in Cognitive History

by Reviel Netz
     
 

An examination of the emergence of the phenomenon of deductive argument in classical Greek mathematics.See more details below

Overview

An examination of the emergence of the phenomenon of deductive argument in classical Greek mathematics.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521622790
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
07/28/2003
Series:
Ideas in Context Series, #51
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.94(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: a specimen of Greek mathematics; 1. The lettered diagram; 2. The pragmatics of letters; 3. The mathematical lexicon; 4. Formulae; 5. The shaping of necessity; 6. The shaping of generality; 7. The historical setting; Appendix: the main Greek mathematicians cited in the book.

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