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Mathematics and Physics in Proclus

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/10.1093/0198239130.003.0010

Series: Clarendon Paperbacks

 Mathematics and Physics in Proclus

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Proclus's mathematizing approach to physics is discussed in relation to his adaptation of Aristotle's Physics and his interpretation of the physics of Plato's Timaeus, in which physics is geometricized in its method, and its claim to scientific status circumscribed. The transposition of mathematical truths to physics is also discussed.

Keywords: Aristotle; geometricized physics; method; physics; Plato; Proclus; Timaeus

Chapter.  7295 words. 

Subjects: Ancient Philosophy

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