By Roshdi Rashed
From Antiquity till lately, philosophers and mathematicians have always mentioned the idea that of attitude and its relation to archimedean and non-archimedean theories of size. For the 1st time, this ebook lines the background of those discussions in Greek and Arabic, from Euclid to Kamāl al-Dīn al-Fārisī, after whom the dialogue was once no longer resumed until eventually Newton and Euler. the amount provides first variants of over twenty texts, both in Arabic or Greek and translated into Arabic, of the best mathematicians and philosophers of the time. The texts are right here translated into French and supplemented with wide observation. The publication starts off with the definitions and propositions of Euclid on angles and dimension, via the Greek observation culture represented via Proclus and Simplicius (only extant in Arabic) and the writings of the Arabic mathematicians and philosophers from the ninth via 14th century, putting the elemental contributions by way of Avicenna and Ibn al-Haytham into their historic context and exhibiting how a number of successors produced new syntheses in their work.
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Angles et Grandeur: D'Euclide à Kamal al-Din al-Farisi (Scientia Graeco-Arabica) (French Edition) by Roshdi Rashed