Apostolos Doxiadis

Sing Muse of the Hypotenuse: the Influence of Poetry and Rhetoric on the Formation of Greek Mathematics

An (almost) final version of a paper by Michalis Sialaros and myself, on the decisive influence of archaic poetry and narrative forms on the development of mathematical deduction in classical Greece, partly via rhetoric.

Sing Muse of the Hypotenuse (pdf)

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