Pythagoras Revived: Mathematics and Philosophy in Late Antiquity

Oxford University Press (1989)
Abstract
The Pythagorean idea that numbers are the key to understanding reality inspired philosophers in late Antiquity (4th and 5th centuries A.D.) to develop theories in physics and metaphysics based on mathematical models. This book draws on some newly discovered evidence, including fragments of Iamblichus's On Pythagoreanism, to examine these early theories and trace their influence on later Neoplatonists (particularly Proclus and Syrianus) and on medieval and early modern philosophy.
Keywords Pythagoras and Pythagorean school  Mathematics History
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Call number B243.O46 1989
ISBN(s) 0198239130   0198244851   9780198239130
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