Ludic Proof: Greek Mathematics and the Alexandrian Aesthetic

Ludic Proof Greek Mathematics and the Alexandrian Aesthetic This book represents a new departure in science studies an analysis of a scientific style of writing situating it within the context of the contemporary style of literature Its philosophical signific

Ludic Proof Greek Mathematics and the Alexandrian Ludic Proof Greek Mathematics and the Alexandrian Aesthetic This book represents a new departure in science studies an analysis of a scientific style of writing, situating it within the context of the contemporary style of literature. Ludic Proof Greek Mathematics and the Alexandrian Jan , This book represents a new departure in science studies an analysis of a scientific style of writing, situating it within the context of the contemporary style of literature Its philosophical significance is that it provides a novel way of making sense of the notion of a scientific style For the Reviel Netz Ludic Proof Greek Mathematics and the The University of Chicago Press Books Division Chicago Distribution Center Ludic Proof Greek Mathematics and the Alexandrian Ludic Proof Greek Mathematics and the Alexandrian Aesthetic. Reviel Netz Describes the relationship between science and poetry in the Hellenistic period, transforming our understanding of the origins of Western mathematics. Ludic Proof Greek Mathematics and the Alexandrian This book represents a new departure in science studies an analysis of a scientific style of writing, situating it within the context of the contemporary style of literature Its philosophical significance is that it provides a novel way of making sense of the notion of a scientific style For the first time, the Hellenistic mathematical corpus one of the most substantial extant for the Ludic Proof Greek Mathematics and the Ludic Proof Greek Mathematics and the Alexandrian Aesthetic st Edition by Reviel Netz Author Visit s Reviel Netz Page Find all the books, read about the author, and See search results for this author Are you an author CJ Ludic Proof Greek Mathematics and the Alexandrian Ludic Proof is a welcome addition and valuable complement to the growing body of scholarship in Greek science, especially those works that investigate the nexus between science and literature, in Ludic proof Greek mathematics and the Alexandrian Note Citations are based on reference standards However, formatting rules can vary widely between applications and fields of interest or study The specific requirements or preferences of your reviewing publisher, classroom teacher, institution or organization should be applied. LUDIC PROOF Assets it was characterized by a certain ludic style comparable to that of con temporary literature In Late Antiquity, this style was drastically adjusted Ludic Proof Greek Mathematics and the Alexandrian Aesthetic Reviel Netz Frontmatter More information. Reviel Netz Department of Classics His books from Cambridge University Press include The Shaping of Deduction in Greek Mathematics a Study in Cognitive History , Runciman Award , The Transformation of Early Mediterranean Mathematics From Problems to Equations , and Ludic Proof Greek Mathematics and the Alexandrian Aesthetic .

  • Title: Ludic Proof: Greek Mathematics and the Alexandrian Aesthetic
  • Author: Reviel Netz
  • ISBN: 9780521898942
  • Page: 425
  • Format: Hardcover
  • This book represents a new departure in science studies an analysis of a scientific style of writing, situating it within the context of the contemporary style of literature Its philosophical significance is that it provides a novel way of making sense of the notion of a scientific style For the first time, the Hellenistic mathematical corpus one of the most substantiThis book represents a new departure in science studies an analysis of a scientific style of writing, situating it within the context of the contemporary style of literature Its philosophical significance is that it provides a novel way of making sense of the notion of a scientific style For the first time, the Hellenistic mathematical corpus one of the most substantial extant for the period is placed centre stage in the discussion of Hellenistic culture as a whole Professor Netz argues that Hellenistic mathematical writings adopt a narrative strategy based on surprise, a compositional form based on a mosaic of apparently unrelated elements, and a carnivalesque profusion of detail He further investigates how such stylistic preferences derive from, and throw light on, the style of Hellenistic poetry This important book will be welcomed by all scholars of Hellenistic civilization as well as historians of ancient science and Western mathematics.

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