Philosophers have studied geometry due to the fact precedent days. Geometrical wisdom has usually performed the function of a laboratory for the philosopher's conceptual experiments devoted to the ideation of robust theories of data. Lorenzo Magnani's new ebook Philosophy and Geometry illustrates the wealthy intrigue of this interesting tale of human wisdom, offering a brand new research of the tips of many students (including Plato, Proclus, Kant, and Poincaré), and discussing conventionalist and neopositivist views and the matter of the origins of geometry. The ebook additionally ties jointly the troubles of philosophers of technology and cognitive scientists, displaying, for instance, the connections among geometrical reasoning and cognition in addition to the result of contemporary logical and computational versions of geometrical reasoning. all of the themes are handled utilizing a unique mix of either old and modern views. Philosophy and Geometry is a worthy contribution to the renaissance of analysis within the box.

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