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By Peter Kingsley

ISBN-10: 0198150814

ISBN-13: 9780198150817

This is often the 1st ebook to research systematically an important elements of old Greek philosophy of their unique context of puzzle, faith, and magic. the writer brings to gentle lately exposed facts approximately historical Pythagoreanism and its effect on Plato, and reconstructs the interesting esoteric transmission of Pythagorean rules from the Greek West right down to the alchemists and magicians of Egypt, and from there into the realm of Islam.

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Was there any such activity at that time in f:Iarran as scientific and philosophic teaching in any shape or form other than that hallowed by tradition in religion and the occult sciences? Could f:Iarran claim to possess genuine libraries, and not mere 20 Roshdi Rashed language, Syriac. The two mathematical books in Syriac cited by Ibn al~Ibri are mentioned by al-Qifti 9 and repeated along with the list as a whole repositories of old books that were now beyond the comprehension of the Sabians of the time?

Il serait erroné de réduire, comme cela a été fait, les deux démarches de Thâbit ibn Qurra à celle d'Aghânïs dans la mesure où Thâbit 40 Roshdi Rashed et Christian Rouzel démontre dans le premier traité l'existence de droites équidistantes ainsi que la propriété fondamentale de symétrie de l'équidistance. Enfin la figure de base de la première démonstration de Thabit ibn Qurra est le quadrilatère dit de Khayyam (ou de Saccheri), qui intervient également dans la démonstration d'Ibn al-Haytham. On voit ainsi le rôle capital de cette démonstration, à la fois pour l'histoire de la théorie des parallèles et pour la fondation de cette tradition que Thabit inaugure; tradition qui sera poursuivie par de nombreux mathématiciens, dont les deux cités.

On trace El perpendiculaire à CD et GK perpendiculaire à AB ; par hypothèse El = GK, de sorte que les triangles rectangles GKE et EIG sont égaux. Alors les angles alternes internes EGK et GEl sont égaux. K E A B I~I c D G 1 Fig. 3 Pour donner une démonstration directe du cinquième postulat, il faut déterminer jusqu'où on doit prolonger les droites AB et CD de la figure 4 pour être sûr qu'elles se rencontrent. l des Éléments d'Euclide, qui est une forme de ce que l'on appelle maintenant « l'axiome d'Archimède» ; il utilise aussi tacitement le fait qu'une droite qui rencontre un côté d'un triangle et qui est parallèle à un autre côté rencontre nécessairement le troisième côté (cas particulier de ce que l'on appellera plus tard « l'axiome de Pasch »).

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