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  1. added 2019-01-27
    Ptolemy's Philosophy of Geography.Jacqueline Feke - 2018 - In René Ceceña (ed.), Claudio Ptolomeo: Geografía. Capítulos teóricos. Mexico City, CDMX, Mexico: pp. 281-326.
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  2. added 2018-08-09
    Ptolemy's Philosophy: Mathematics as a Way of Life.Jacqueline Feke - 2018 - Princeton: Princeton University Press.
    The Greco-Roman mathematician Claudius Ptolemy is one of the most significant figures in the history of science. He is remembered today for his astronomy, but his philosophy is almost entirely lost to history. This groundbreaking book is the first to reconstruct Ptolemy’s general philosophical system—including his metaphysics, epistemology, and ethics—and to explore its relationship to astronomy, harmonics, element theory, astrology, cosmology, psychology, and theology. -/- In this stimulating intellectual history, Jacqueline Feke uncovers references to a complex and sophisticated philosophical agenda (...)
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    What Can We Know of What the Romans Knew? Comments on Daryn Lehoux’s What Did the Romans Know? An Inquiry Into Science and Worldmaking.Jacqueline Feke - 2012 - Expositions: Interdisciplinary Studies in the Humanities 6 (2):23-32.
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  4. added 2017-10-26
    Meta-Mathematical Rhetoric: Hero and Ptolemy Against the Philosophers.Jacqueline Feke - 2014 - Historia Mathematica 41 (3):261-276.
    Bringing the meta-mathematics of Hero of Alexandria and Claudius Ptolemy into conversation for the first time, I argue that they employ identical rhetorical strategies in the introductions to Hero’s Belopoeica, Pneumatica, Metrica and Ptolemy’s Almagest. They each adopt a paradigmatic argument, in which they criticize the discourses of philosophers and declare epistemological supremacy for mathematics by asserting that geometrical demonstration is indisputable. The rarity of this claim—in conjunction with the paradigmatic argument—indicates that Hero and Ptolemy participated in a single meta-mathematical (...)
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  5. added 2016-08-29
    Archimedes on the Dimensions of the Cosmos.Catherine Osborne - 1983 - Isis 74 (2):234-242.