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Jacqueline Feke
University of Waterloo
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    Ptolemy's Defense of Theoretical Philosophy.Jacqueline Feke - 2012 - Apeiron 45 (1):61-90.
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    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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    Mathematizing the Soul: The Development of Ptolemy’s Psychological Theory From On the Kritêrion and Hêgemonikon to the Harmonics.Jacqueline Feke - 2012 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 43 (4):585-594.
    ► I present an intellectual history of Ptolemy’s accounts of the human soul. ► I assess the accounts for consistency. ► I argue that disparities in the psychological accounts are significant. ► I argue that the disparities demonstrate the maturation of his scientific method.
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    Jo Marchant. Decoding the Heavens: A Two‐Thousand‐Year‐Old Computer—and the Century‐Long Search to Discover Its Secrets. 328 Pp., Illus., Bibl., Index. Cambridge, Mass.: Da Capo Press, 2009. $25. [REVIEW]Jacqueline Feke - 2010 - Isis 101 (1):261-262.
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    Karine Chemla, The History of Mathematical Proof in Ancient Traditions , Pp. 596 , £100.00 , ISBN 978 110 701 221 9. [REVIEW]Jacqueline Feke - 2013 - Early Science and Medicine 18 (6):568-570.
  6. Ptolémée d’Alexandrie (Claude).Jacqueline Feke - 2012 - In Richard Goulet (ed.), Dictionnaire des philosophes antiques V b de Plotina à Rutilius Rufus. Paris: CNRS Éditions. pp. 1718-33.
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    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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  8. Ptolemy's Philosophy of Geography.Jacqueline Feke - 2018 - In René Ceceña (ed.), Claudio Ptolomeo: Geografía. Capítulos teóricos. Mexico City, CDMX, Mexico: pp. 281-326.
  9. Théon d’Alexandrie.Jacqueline Feke - 2016 - In Richard Goulet (ed.), Dictionnaire des philosophes antiques VI de Sabinillus à Tyrsénos. Paris: CNRS Éditions. pp. 1008-1016.
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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.