The Shaping of Deduction in Greek Mathematics

The Shaping of Deduction in Greek Mathematics

A Study in Cognitive History

eBook - 1999
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This book provides a way into understanding a momentous development in human intellectual history: the phenomenon of deductive argument in classical Greek mathematics. The argument rests upon a close description of the practices of Greek mathematics, principally the use of lettered diagrams and the regulated, formulaic use of language.
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1999.
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1 online resource (xvii, 327 pages) : illustrations.

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