Category Archives: History of Science

History, Its Arc, Its Tangents • 2

Re: Renaissance Mathematicus • Both Sides of History Are there watersheds in the history of science?  A continental divide between basins of right and wrong ideas?  I was pondering these questions when one of my favorite passages from Leibniz came … Continue reading

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History, Its Arc, Its Tangents • 1

Re: Renaissance Mathematicus • Both Sides of History I do not pretend to understand the moral universe; the arc is a long one, my eye reaches but little ways; I cannot calculate the curve and complete the figure by the … Continue reading

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What part do arguments from authority play in mathematical reasoning?

In forming your answer you may choose to address any or all of the following aspects of the question: Descriptive What part do arguments from authority actually play in mathematical reasoning? Normative What part do arguments from authority ideally play … Continue reading

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