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Proclus : A Commentary on the First Book of Euclid's Elements - Proclus


A Commentary on the First Book of Euclid's Elements

By: Proclus, Glenn R. Morrow (Translator)

Paperback Published: 8th November 1992
ISBN: 9780691020907
Number Of Pages: 428

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In Proclus' penetrating exposition of Euclid's methods and principles, the only one of its kind extant, we are afforded a unique vantage point for understanding the structure and strength of the Euclidean system. A primary source for the history and philosophy of mathematics, Proclus' treatise contains much priceless information about the mathematics and mathematicians of the previous seven or eight centuries that has not been preserved elsewhere. This is virtually the only work surviving from antiquity that deals with what we today would call the philosophy of mathematics.

Foreword to the 1992 Editionp. ix
Prefacep. xxxiii
Abbreviationsp. xxxvi
Introductionp. xxxix
Proclus: His Life and Writingsp. xxxix
Euclid and the Elementsp. xlv
Proclus as a Commentator on Euclidp. xlviii
Proclus' Philosophy of Mathematicsp. lvi
Translator's Notep. lxviii
The Commentary
Prologue: Part Onep. 3
Prologue: Part Twop. 39
Definitionsp. 70
Postulates and Axiomsp. 140
Propositions: Part Onep. 156
Propositions: Part Twop. 276
Supplementary Notep. 344
Indexp. 347
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ISBN: 9780691020907
ISBN-10: 0691020906
Series: Princeton Paperbacks
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 428
Published: 8th November 1992
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.52 x 15.65  x 2.74
Weight (kg): 0.6