Roger Bacon's Mathematics: Demonstrative System and Metaphysics in the Communia Mathematica

Franciscan Studies 75:407-421 (2017)
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…sit necessaria sciencia mathematice ad bona anime procuranda.Scientific humanism in the 15th and 16th century witnessed the spread of Greek and Arabic mathematics, whose reading was disciplined by philological research, enriched by the practical sense of abacus masters and diffused by the press. This doesn't mean that before this time many of these works were totally unknown. Around the 13th century mathematics scholars were already familiar with the work of Theodosius, Archimedes, Vitruvius, the Banū Mūsā brothers and so on; however, these works were confined to small intellectual circles, and turned into an object for philosophical speculation.This was the case of...

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