The Western Ontario Series in Philosophy of Science

Philosophy and Geometry

Theoretical and Historical Issues

Authors: Magnani, L.

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Philosophers have studied geometry since ancient times. Geometrical knowledge has often played the role of a laboratory for the philosopher's conceptual experiments dedicated to the ideation of powerful theories of knowledge. Lorenzo Magnani's new book Philosophy and Geometry illustrates the rich intrigue of this fascinating story of human knowledge, providing a new analysis of the ideas of many scholars (including Plato, Proclus, Kant, and Poincaré), and discussing conventionalist and neopositivist perspectives and the problem of the origins of geometry. The book also ties together the concerns of philosophers of science and cognitive scientists, showing, for example, the connections between geometrical reasoning and cognition as well as the results of recent logical and computational models of geometrical reasoning. All the topics are dealt with using a novel combination of both historical and contemporary perspectives. Philosophy and Geometry is a valuable contribution to the renaissance of research in the field.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • At the Origins of Geometrical Knowledge

    Magnani, Lorenzo

    Pages 1-26

  • Geometry: the Model of Knowledge

    Magnani, Lorenzo

    Pages 27-56

  • Constructions, Logic, Categories

    Magnani, Lorenzo

    Pages 57-89

  • The Φαντασία in Ancient Geometrical Knowledge

    Magnani, Lorenzo

    Pages 91-103

  • Geometry and Convention

    Magnani, Lorenzo

    Pages 105-138

Buy this book

eBook $159.00
price for USA (gross)
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $209.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4020-0241-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Philosophy and Geometry
Book Subtitle
Theoretical and Historical Issues
Authors
Series Title
The Western Ontario Series in Philosophy of Science
Series Volume
66
Copyright
2001
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Kluwer Academic Publishers
eBook ISBN
978-94-010-9622-5
DOI
10.1007/978-94-010-9622-5
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4020-0241-0
Series ISSN
1566-659X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 256
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