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Defending Hypatia

Robert Goulding

Defending Hypatia

Ramus, Savile, and the Renaissance rediscovery of mathematical history

by Robert Goulding

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Published by Springer in Dordrecht [Netherlands], New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Historiography,
  • Mathematics,
  • History

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. 191-197) and index.

    StatementRobert Goulding
    SeriesArchimedes -- v. 25, Archimedes (Dordrecht, Netherlands) -- v. 25.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsQA24 .G68 2010
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxx, 201 p. :
    Number of Pages201
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL25313180M
    ISBN 109048135419
    ISBN 109789048135417
    LC Control Number2009941801
    OCLC/WorldCa436030858

    Online shopping from a great selection at Books Store.   Hypatia practiced paganism at a time when Christianity was in its infancy. Still, the burgeoning religion began to grow and as such many pagans had converted to Christianity out of fear of persecution. Hypatia did not; rather, she continued to practice paganism and made no effort to conceal it.

    A philosopher, mathematician, and martyr, Hypatia is one of antiquity's best known female intellectuals. During the sixteen centuries following her murder, by a mob of Christians, Hypatia has been remembered in books, poems, plays, paintings, and films as a victim of religious intolerance whose death symbolized the end of the Classical world.   In introducing Chidi to Lisa Kudrow's Hypatia of Alexandria—a cutting-edge feminist scholar from ancient Egypt—The Good Place makes a sly comment about what kind of .

    His areas of specialization are the history of optics, the history of magic, and the development of humanism and science in medieval and Renaissance universities. His recent book is titled Defending Hypatia: Ramus, Savile, and the Renaissance Rediscovery of Mathematical History.   Alexandria in Hypatia's Time. Alexandria, Egypt, had long been (since its founding by Alexander the Great) a seat of learning and a place of pilgrimage for philosophers and thinkers from all over the known great Library, housing o scrolls and books, was a major attraction for intellectuals, most of whom had money.


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Defending Hypatia is an accomplished piece of scholarship which establishes significant conclusions about Renaissance histories of mathematics and, arguably, about the nature of history itself.” (Stephen Pumfrey, British Journal for the History of Science, June, )Cited by:   Defending Hypatia: Ramus, Savile, and the Renaissance Rediscovery of Mathematical History (Archimedes Book 25) - Kindle edition by Goulding, Robert.

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Download Defending Hypatia books, Why should mathematics, the purest of sciences, have a Defending Hypatia book. Medieval mathematicians took little interest in the history of their discipline. Yet in the Renaissance the history of mathematics flourished. This book explores how Renaissance scholars recovered and reconstructed the origins of mathematics by tracing its invention in prehistoric Antiquity, its development by the Greeks, and its transmission to modern Europe via the works of Euclid, Theon and : Springer Netherlands.

This book explores how Renaissance scholars recovered and reconstructed the origins of mathematics by tracing its invention in prehistoric Antiquity, its development by the Greeks, and its.

This book explores how Renaissance scholars recovered and reconstructed the origins of mathematics by tracing its invention in prehistoric Antiquity, its development by the Greeks, and its transmission to modern Europe via the works of Euclid, Theon and Proclus. Why should mathematics, the purest of sciences, have a history.

Medieval mathematicians took little interest in the history of their discipline. Yet in the Renaissance the history of mathematics flourished.

This book explores how Renaissance scholars recovered and reconstructed the origins of mathematics by tracing its invention in prehistoric Antiquity, its development by the Greeks, and its.

Hypatia - brilliant mathematician, eloquent Neoplatonist, and a woman renowned for her beauty - was brutally murdered by a mob of Christians in Alexandria in She has been a legend ever since. In this engrossing book, Maria Dzielska searches behind the legend to bring us the real story of Hypatia's life and death, and new insight into her.

This ranks as a very important book about the Egyptian Greek Hypatia, an almost forgotten hero of science and freedom. Like Socrates, every day she went to the agora, the public square of her hometown, Alexandria, and debated issues of knowledge, individual freedom and personal responsibility with one and all, Christians, Jews and followers of the Old Religion s: Hypatia, or New Foes with an Old Face is an novel by the English writer Charles Kingsley.

It is a fictionalised account of the life of the philosopher Hypatia, and tells the story of a young monk called Philammon who travels to Alexandria, where he becomes mixed up. (Stephen Pumfrey, British Journal for the History of Science, June, )"Defending Hypatia is a valuable study contributing to our understanding of Renaissance historiography of mathematics.

Defending Hypatia is well researched and pleasingly written work. It broadens our understanding of Renaissance historiography of mathematics.". adshelp[at] The ADS is operated by the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory under NASA Cooperative Agreement NNX16AC86A. Hypatia--brilliant mathematician, eloquent Neoplatonist, and a woman renowned for her beauty--was brutally murdered by a mob of Christians in Alexandria in In this engrossing book, the author searches behind the legend to bring us the real story of Hypatia's life and death, and new insight into her colorful s: Books about or inspired by Hypatia (born c.

–; died ), who was a Hellenistic Neoplatonist philosopher, astronomer, and mathematician. She lived in Alexandria, Egypt, then part of the Eastern Roman Empire.

She was a prominent thinker of the Neoplatonic school in Alexandria where she taught philosophy and astronomy. Defending Hypatia: Ramus, Savile, and the Renaissance Rediscovery of Mathematical History By Robert Goulding. Archimedes: New Studies in the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology vol.

Dordrecht, Heidelberg, London, New York (Springer). ISBN xx + pp. Hypatia’s commentaries included some alternative solutions and many new problems subsequently incorporated in the Diophantus manuscripts. Hypatia also authored a treatise On the Conics of Apollonius in eight books.

Apollonius of Perga was a third. Hypatia was the daughter of the mathematician Theon of Alexandria (c. – c. AD). According to classical historian Edward J.

Watts, Theon was the head of a school called the "Mouseion", which was named in emulation of the Hellenistic Mouseion, whose membership had ceased in the s AD.

Theon's school was exclusive, highly prestigious, and doctrinally conservative. Defending Hypatia is a book of meticulous scholarship, based on a close reading of difficult and—in some cases—largely forgotten texts.

Goulding does a commendable job of. Defending Hypatia. Defending Hypatia pp | Cite as. Rending Hypatia: The Body of the Elements. Authors; Authors and affiliations; Robert Goulding; Chapter. First Online: 18 November Downloads; Part of the Archimedes book series (ARIM, volume 25) Abstract.

In the previous chapter, I considered the lengths to which Renaissance. 'Western Values Defended' by Olivia Pierson is an eloquent reminder that superstition is the enemy of enlightenment.

It is a series of salutary snapshots from the last two millennia illustrating the pitched battle the forces of reason and its corollaries, freedom and prosperity, have had to wage against unreason and its corollaries, deprivation and s:.

Hypatia’s death marked the end of paganism and the triumph of Christianity, the final act of a one-hundred-year-old feud waged by the new religion against the ancient world. H ypatia was born around into the Roman elite and educated by her famed mathematician father Theon; she would live in his house and work alongside him for her entire.Defending Hypatia focuses on two people of the time, the Frenchman Peter Ramus (Pierre de la Ramée in French, Petrus Ramus in Latin, –) and the Englishman Henry Savile (–).

Ramus is a person whose biography I would dearly love to read, but Charles Desmaze’s Petrus Ramus has not been translated into English.mechanical applications.

Much of the first half of Defending Hypatia is an assessment of this battle of university titans in which Savile manages to destroy the dubious giant (Ramus) on whose own shoulders he makes his reformer's stand.

The opening and closing sections of Goulding's book .