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Proclus on Mathematics

Dominic J. O'Meara

in Pythagoras Revived

Published in print December 1990 | ISBN: 9780198239130
Published online April 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780191600937 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0198239130.003.0009

Series: Clarendon Paperbacks

 Proclus on Mathematics

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Proclus's use, in his commentary on Euclid, of Iamblichus's work On Pythagoreanism book III is examined, as are his views on general mathematics, on the importance of geometry in relation to arithmetic, on Euclid, and on the method and uses of geometry.

Keywords: arithmetic; Euclid; geometry; Iamblichus; mathematics; method; Proclus

Chapter.  8733 words. 

Subjects: Ancient Philosophy

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