Routledge (1949)

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Originally published in 1949. 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. 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, universal proof, gnomons, infinity, agelessness of the universe, surface of water, meteorology, metaphysics and mechanics such as levers, rudders, wedges, wheels and inertia. The last few short chapters address ‘problems’ that Aristotle posed but couldn’t answer, related ethics issues and a summary of some short treatises that only briefly touch on mathematics.
Keywords Aristotle   Mathematics, Ancient   Mathematics, Greek
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Reprint years 1970, 2015
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ISBN(s) 0198143613   9781315674919   9781138938359   1138938351   1855065649   1138942413   9780198143611   1014324149   1013748670
DOI 10.2307/628279
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