Ancient Philosophy 39 (2):451-467 (2019)

Miriam Byrd
University of Texas at Arlington
Jeremy Byrd
Tarrant County College
Proclus, an early figure in the tradition ascribing mathematical intermediates to Plato, has been neglected by more recent proponents of this interpretation. We argue that Proclus’ position should be reconsidered, for he anticipated significant problems arising from what has come to be the typical view of intermediates. To address these concerns, Proclus distinguishes between the intermediates studied in mathematics and the objects described by mathematical theorems.
Keywords Ancient Philosophy  Philosophy of Mathematics  Proclus  Intermediates
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ISBN(s) 0740-2007
DOI 10.5840/ancientphil201939227
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