
Re: [HM] Early Modern Reconstruction of Greek Mathematics
Posted:
Dec 6, 2000 3:39 PM


On Tue, 05 Dec 2000, Amy AckerbergHastings wrote
> I know the original question was looking earlier than the early > modern period rather than later, but I'm just throwing in my 2 > cents' worth that the interest British mathematicians had for > reconstructing lost works in the 1700s is one of the factors which > makes these mathematicians' methodologies fascinating. (Niccolo > Guacciardini also touches upon this issue in last year's _Reading > the Principia_ and his 1989 _The Development of Newtonian Calculus > in Britain 17001800_). >
In the 17th century this British activity was especially centred on the University of Oxford. As well as the references given by Amy AckerbergHastings, this is discussed on pp. 1116 and 108111 ('Oxford ancient texts project') of the recent Oxford Figures: 800 Years of the Mathematical Sciences, Oxford University Press 2000, edited by John Fauvel, Raymond Flood and Robin Wilson.

