In this paper I discuss different approaches to past mathematical texts. The question I address is: should we stress the continuity of past mathematics with the mathematics practiced today, or should we emphasize its difference, namely what makes it a product of a distant mathematical culture?

Un Altro Presente : on the historical interpretation of mathematical texts / N. Guicciardini. - In: BSHM BULLETIN. - ISSN 1749-8430. - 33:3(2018), pp. 148-165. [10.1080/17498430.2018.1518844]

Un Altro Presente : on the historical interpretation of mathematical texts

N. Guicciardini
2018

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In this paper I discuss different approaches to past mathematical texts. The question I address is: should we stress the continuity of past mathematics with the mathematics practiced today, or should we emphasize its difference, namely what makes it a product of a distant mathematical culture?
Historiography; Intellectual history
Settore MAT/04 - Matematiche Complementari
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