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Philosophy and geometry : theoretical and historical issues

Author: Lorenzo Magnani
Publisher: Dordrecht : Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2001.
Series: Western Ontario series in philosophy of science, 66.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Illustrates the story of human knowledge, providing an analysis of the ideas of many scholars (including Plato, Proclus, Kant, and Poincare), and discussing conventionalist and neopositivist  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lorenzo Magnani
ISBN: 0792369335 9780792369332
OCLC Number: 919861015
Notes: Bibliografia: p.211-230.- Indexs.
Description: 249 p. ; 25 cm.
Contents: 1. At the Origins of Geometrical Knowledge. 2. Geometry: the Model of Knowledge. 3. Constructions, Logic, Categories. 4. The alphantaualphasigmaialpha in Ancient Geometrical Knowledge. 5. Geometry and Convention. 6. Geometry, Problem Solving, Abduction. 7. Geometry and Cognition. References. Author Index. Subject Index.
Series Title: Western Ontario series in philosophy of science, 66.
Responsibility: by Lorenzo Magnani.

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