Nine Chapters on Mathematical Modernity

Nine Chapters on Mathematical Modernity

Essays on the Global Historical Entanglements of the Science of Numbers in China

Breard, Andrea

Springer International Publishing AG

07/2019

281

Mole

Inglês

9783319936949

15 a 20 dias

Rather than depict the transformations of mathematical knowledge in terms of a process of westernization, the book analyzes the complex interactions between different scientific communities and the ways in which the past, modernity, language, and mathematics were negotiated in a global context.
1 Visions of Antiquity.- 2 The Ellipse Seen from 19th Century China.- 3 Filling Euclid's Gaps.- 4 Negotiating a Linguistic Space in-between.- 5 Discourse Transformed: Changing Modes of Argumentation.- 6 Fate Calculation : The Mathematics of Divination.- 7 Data Management and Knowledge Production in Late Qing Institutions.- 8 Data Management and Knowledge Production in Late Qing Institutions.- 9 Visions of Modernity.
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