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    To Diagram, to Demonstrate: To Do, To See, and To Judge in Greek Geometry.Philip Catton & Cemency Montelle - 2012 - Philosophia Mathematica 20 (1):25-57.
    Not simply set out in accompaniment of the Greek geometrical text, the diagram also is coaxed into existence manually (using straightedge and compasses) by commands in the text. The marks that a diligent reader thus sequentially produces typically sum, however, to a figure more complex than the provided one and also not (as it is) artful for being synoptically instructive. To provide a figure artfully is to balance multiple desiderata, interlocking the timelessness of insight with the temporality of construction. Our (...)
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    Speculations on a Privileged State of Cognitive Dissonance.Conrad Montell - 2001 - Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour 31 (2):119–137.
    This paper examines two commonly held and conflicting cognitions in the modern world, each based on a belief vital to the individual's sense of self, both maintained in what is here considered as a chronic state of dissonance. This psychological inconsistency consists of an inherent practical belief in the goodness of empirical knowledge and a culturally-developed transcendent belief denying, or at least mitigating, empirical evidence about the finite nature of individual life and affirming a counter-empirical belief in supernatural: supra-cause-and-effect forces (...)
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    In the Path of the Moon: Babylonian Celestial Divination and Its Legacy. By Francesca Rochberg.Clemency Montelle - 2021 - Journal of the American Oriental Society 133 (2).
    In the Path of the Moon: Babylonian Celestial Divination and Its Legacy. By Francesca Rochberg. Studies in Ancient Magic and Divination, vol. 6. Leiden: Brill, 2010. Pp. xxii + 445, frontispiece. $216.
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    Molecular genetics of drosophila vision.Craig Montell - 1989 - Bioessays 11 (2-3):43-48.
    The fruitfly, Drosophila melanogaster, is an excellent organism for dissecting the components of vision genetically. Many mutations have been generated that affect a diversity of processes important in vision. Through a combined application of molecular and genetic approaches many of the genes important in Drosophila vision are now being identified.
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    On evolution of God-seeking mind: An inquiry into why natural selection would favor imagination and distortion of sensory experience.Conrad Montell - forthcoming - Philosophical Explorations.
    The earliest known products of human imagination appear to express a primordial concern and struggle with thoughts of dying and of death and mortality. I argue that the structures and processes of imagination evolved in that struggle, in response to debilitating anxieties and fearful states that would accompany an incipient awareness of mortality. Imagination evolved to find that which would make the nascent apprehension of death more bearable, to engage in a search for alternative perceptions of death: a search that (...)
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  6. On the continuum fallacy: is temperature a continuous function?Aditya Jha, Douglas Campbell, Clemency Montelle & Phillip L. Wilson - 2023 - Foundations of Physics 53 (69):1-29.
    It is often argued that the indispensability of continuum models comes from their empirical adequacy despite their decoupling from the microscopic details of the modelled physical system. There is thus a commonly held misconception that temperature varying across a region of space or time can always be accurately represented as a continuous function. We discuss three inter-related cases of temperature modelling — in phase transitions, thermal boundary resistance and slip flows — and show that the continuum view is fallacious on (...)
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    De la biblioteca de Ibn Ḥakam de Menorca a la de la ṭarīqa al-Sanūsiyya: a propósito de un manuscrito del siglo XIII conservado en Bengasi (Libia) (Manuscripta libica I).Aurélien Montel - 2023 - Al-Qantara 44 (1):e04.
    Este artículo tiene como objetivo presentar un manuscrito conservado en la biblioteca de la Universidad de Bengasi (Libia) que contiene el Kitāb al-Ǧawhara fī nasab al-nabī ṣallā Allāh ʽalayhi wa-sallam wa-aṣḥābihi al-ʽašara por Abū ʽAbd Allāh Muḥammad b. Abī Bakr b. ʽAbd Allāh b. Mūsà al-Anṣārī al-Barrī al-Tilimsānī (596/1200-681/1282). Aunque ha sido mencionado en algunas publicaciones, no llamó la atención de los especialistas de la historia cultural de al-Andalus. Debido a la situación actual de la institución de conservación, no ha (...)
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  8. Are mathematical explanations causal explanations in disguise?A. Jha, Douglas Campbell, Clemency Montelle & Phillip L. Wilson - 2024 - Philosophy of Science (NA):1-19.
    There is a major debate as to whether there are non-causal mathematical explanations of physical facts that show how the facts under question arise from a degree of mathematical necessity considered stronger than that of contingent causal laws. We focus on Marc Lange’s account of distinctively mathematical explanations to argue that purported mathematical explanations are essentially causal explanations in disguise and are no different from ordinary applications of mathematics. This is because these explanations work not by appealing to what the (...)
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  9. Not so distinctively mathematical explanations: topology and dynamical systems.Aditya Jha, Douglas Campbell, Clemency Montelle & Phillip L. Wilson - 2022 - Synthese 200 (3):1-40.
    So-called ‘distinctively mathematical explanations’ (DMEs) are said to explain physical phenomena, not in terms of contingent causal laws, but rather in terms of mathematical necessities that constrain the physical system in question. Lange argues that the existence of four or more equilibrium positions of any double pendulum has a DME. Here we refute both Lange’s claim itself and a strengthened and extended version of the claim that would pertain to any n-tuple pendulum system on the ground that such explanations are (...)
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    El Occidente islámico a la luz de las fuentes de la primera época abasí (ss. VIII-X): un mundo invisible.Aurélien Montel - 2022 - Al-Qantara 43 (2):e28.
    Dentro de la riquísima literatura producida en el círculo del poder abasí entre los siglos VIII y X, el Occidente islámico (es decir, al-Andalus, el Magreb y las islas del Mediterráneo occidental) ocupa un lugar insignificante, a pesar de las pretensiones universalistas que tenían sus autores. Este silencio afecta a todos los géneros literarios, con excepción de la geografía, que experimentó un gran desarrollo en ese periodo. ¿Cómo puede explicarse esta circunstancia? Contextualizar estos textos permite considerar dos argumentos. El primero (...)
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  11. Les mathématiques et la vie.Paul Montel - 1947 - Paris,: Tirany. Edited by Pierre Collot.
     
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  12. La recherche scientifique en mathématiques.Paul Antonin Montel - 1953 - [Alençon,: Impr. alençonnaise.
     
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    Revisiting Al-Samaw’al’s table of binomial coefficients: Greek inspiration, diagrammatic reasoning and mathematical induction.Clemency Montelle, John Hannah & Sanaa Bajri - 2015 - Archive for History of Exact Sciences 69 (6):537-576.
    In a famous passage from his al-Bāhir, al-Samaw’al proves the identity which we would now write as (ab)n=anbn\documentclass[12pt]{minimal} \usepackage{amsmath} \usepackage{wasysym} \usepackage{amsfonts} \usepackage{amssymb} \usepackage{amsbsy} \usepackage{mathrsfs} \usepackage{upgreek} \setlength{\oddsidemargin}{-69pt} \begin{document}$$(ab)^n=a^n b^n$$\end{document} for the cases n=3,4\documentclass[12pt]{minimal} \usepackage{amsmath} \usepackage{wasysym} \usepackage{amsfonts} \usepackage{amssymb} \usepackage{amsbsy} \usepackage{mathrsfs} \usepackage{upgreek} \setlength{\oddsidemargin}{-69pt} \begin{document}$$n=3,4$$\end{document}. He also calculates the equivalent of the expansion of the binomial (a+b)n\documentclass[12pt]{minimal} \usepackage{amsmath} \usepackage{wasysym} \usepackage{amsfonts} \usepackage{amssymb} \usepackage{amsbsy} \usepackage{mathrsfs} \usepackage{upgreek} \setlength{\oddsidemargin}{-69pt} \begin{document}$$(a+b)^n$$\end{document} for the same values of n and describes the construction of what we now call the Pascal Triangle, showing (...)
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  14. Not So Distinctively Mathematical Explanations.Aditya Jha, Clemency Montelle, Douglas I. Campbell & Phillip Wilson - manuscript
    (Longer version - work in progress) Various accounts of distinctively mathematical explanations (DMEs) of complex systems have been proposed recently which bypass the contingent causal laws and appeal primarily to mathematical necessities constraining the system. These necessities are considered to be modally exalted in that they obtain with a greater necessity than the ordinary laws of nature (Lange 2016). This paper focuses on DMEs of the number of equilibrium positions of n-tuple pendulum systems and considers several different DMEs of these (...)
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    Astronomy, Weather, and Calendars in the Ancient World: Parapegmata and Related Texts in Classical and Near Eastern Societies. [REVIEW]Clemency Montelle - 2009 - Isis 100:896-897.
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    David Bramoullé, Les Fatimides et la mer (909‒1171), Leiden: Brill, 2019, XIV+762 pp., ISBN 978-9004402904.Les Fatimides et la mer. [REVIEW]Aurélien Montel - 2021 - Der Islam: Journal of the History and Culture of the Middle East 98 (2):575-579.
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    Daryn Lehoux. Astronomy, Weather, and Calendars in the Ancient World: Parapegmata and Related Texts in Classical and Near Eastern Societies. xii + 580 pp., illus., apps., bibl., index. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2007. $130.95. [REVIEW]Clemency Montelle - 2009 - Isis 100 (4):896-897.
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    R. Netz, W. Noel, N. Tchernetska, N. Wilson The Archimedes Palimpsest. Volume I: Catalogue and Commentary. Pp. viii + 342, b/w & colour figs, b/w & colour ills. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, for the Walters Art Museum, 2011. Cased, £85, US$140 . ISBN: 978-1-107-01457-2 .R. Netz, W. Noel, N. Tchernetska, N. Wilson The Archimedes Palimpsest. Volume II: Images and Transcriptions. Pp. 344, colour ills. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, for the Walters Art Museum, 2011. Cased, £85, US$140 . ISBN: 978-1-107-01437-4. [REVIEW]Clemency Montelle - 2013 - The Classical Review 63 (2):377-381.
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    Clemency Montelle. Chasing Shadows: Mathematics, Astronomy, and the Early History of Eclipse Reckoning. xii + 408 pp., illus., tables, apps., bibls., index. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2011. $75. [REVIEW]Alan C. Bowen - 2013 - Isis 104 (2):385-387.
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    Review of Montel, S.; Pollini, A (eds.). La question de l’espace au IVe siècle Avant J-C. dans le mondes grec et étrusco-italique: continuité, ruptures, reprises (2018). [REVIEW]Pedro Paulo A. Funari - 2022 - Archai: Revista de Estudos Sobre as Origens Do Pensamento Ocidental 32:03201-03201.
    Review of MONTEL, S.; POLLINI, A. La question de l’espace au IVe siècle Avant J-C. dans le mondes grec et étrusco-italique: continuité, ruptures, reprises. Strasbourg, Presses Universitaires de Franche-Comté.
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