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 "Bringing together geometry and philosophy, this book undertakes a strikingly original study of the origins and significance of the Pythagorean theorem. Thales, whom Aristotle called the first philosopher and who was an older contemporary of Pythagoras, posited the principle of a unity from which all things come, and back into which they return upon dissolution. He held that all appearances are only alterations of this basic unity and there can be no change in the cosmos. Such an account requires some fundamental geometric figure out of which appearances are structured. Robert Hahn argues that Thales came to the conclusion that it was the right triangle: by recombination and repackaging, all alterations can be explained from that figure. This idea is central to what the discovery of the Pythagorean theorem could have meant to Thales and Pythagoras in the sixth century BCE. With more than two hundred illustrations and figures, Hahn provides a series of geometric proofs for this lost narrative, tracing it from Thales to Pythagoras and the Pythagoreans who followed, and then finally to Plato's Timaeus. Uncovering the philosophical motivation behind the discovery of the theorem, Hahn's book will enrich the study of ancient philosophy and mathematics alike."  Publisher's description
 Language
 eng
 Extent
 xvi, 282 pages
 Note
 Metaphysics, geometry, and the problems with diagrams  The Pythagorean theorem: Euclid I.47 and VI. 31  Thales and geometry: Egypt, Miletus, and beyond  Pythagoras and the famous theorems  From the Pythagorean theorem to the construction of the cosmos out of right triangles
 Isbn
 9781438464909
 Label
 The metaphysics of the Pythagorean theorem : Thales, Pythagoras, engineering, diagrams, and the construction of the cosmos out of right triangles
 Title
 The metaphysics of the Pythagorean theorem
 Title remainder
 Thales, Pythagoras, engineering, diagrams, and the construction of the cosmos out of right triangles
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 Robert Hahn
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 Thales, approximately 634 B.C.approximately 546 B.C
 Philosophy, Ancient
 Mathematics, Greek
 Metaphysik
 Mathematik
 Euclid
 Thales, approximately 634 B.C.approximately 546 B.C
 Pythagoras
 Pythagoras
 Pythagorean theorem
 Philosophy, Ancient
 Pythagoreischer Lehrsatz
 Euclid
 Mathematics, Greek
 Pythagorean theorem
 Language
 eng
 Summary
 "Bringing together geometry and philosophy, this book undertakes a strikingly original study of the origins and significance of the Pythagorean theorem. Thales, whom Aristotle called the first philosopher and who was an older contemporary of Pythagoras, posited the principle of a unity from which all things come, and back into which they return upon dissolution. He held that all appearances are only alterations of this basic unity and there can be no change in the cosmos. Such an account requires some fundamental geometric figure out of which appearances are structured. Robert Hahn argues that Thales came to the conclusion that it was the right triangle: by recombination and repackaging, all alterations can be explained from that figure. This idea is central to what the discovery of the Pythagorean theorem could have meant to Thales and Pythagoras in the sixth century BCE. With more than two hundred illustrations and figures, Hahn provides a series of geometric proofs for this lost narrative, tracing it from Thales to Pythagoras and the Pythagoreans who followed, and then finally to Plato's Timaeus. Uncovering the philosophical motivation behind the discovery of the theorem, Hahn's book will enrich the study of ancient philosophy and mathematics alike."  Publisher's description
 Cataloging source
 BER
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 1952
 http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
 Hahn, Robert
 Illustrations
 illustrations
 Index
 index present
 Literary form
 non fiction
 Nature of contents
 bibliography
 Series statement
 SUNY series in ancient Greek philosophy
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 Pythagoras
 Thales
 Euclid
 Euclid
 Pythagoras
 Thales
 Philosophy, Ancient
 Mathematics, Greek
 Pythagorean theorem
 Mathematics, Greek
 Philosophy, Ancient
 Pythagorean theorem
 Mathematik
 Metaphysik
 Pythagoreischer Lehrsatz
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 The metaphysics of the Pythagorean theorem : Thales, Pythagoras, engineering, diagrams, and the construction of the cosmos out of right triangles, Robert Hahn
 Note
 Metaphysics, geometry, and the problems with diagrams  The Pythagorean theorem: Euclid I.47 and VI. 31  Thales and geometry: Egypt, Miletus, and beyond  Pythagoras and the famous theorems  From the Pythagorean theorem to the construction of the cosmos out of right triangles
 Bibliography note
 Includes bibliographical references and index
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 volume
 Carrier category code
 nc
 Carrier MARC source
 rdacarrier
 Content category
 text
 Content type code
 txt
 Content type MARC source
 rdacontent
 Control code
 1031848017
 Dimensions
 29 cm
 Extent
 xvi, 282 pages
 Isbn
 9781438464909
 Media category
 unmediated
 Media MARC source
 rdamedia
 Media type code
 n
 Other physical details
 illustrations (some color)
 System control number
 (OCoLC)1031848017
 Label
 The metaphysics of the Pythagorean theorem : Thales, Pythagoras, engineering, diagrams, and the construction of the cosmos out of right triangles, Robert Hahn
 Note
 Metaphysics, geometry, and the problems with diagrams  The Pythagorean theorem: Euclid I.47 and VI. 31  Thales and geometry: Egypt, Miletus, and beyond  Pythagoras and the famous theorems  From the Pythagorean theorem to the construction of the cosmos out of right triangles
 Bibliography note
 Includes bibliographical references and index
 Carrier category
 volume
 Carrier category code
 nc
 Carrier MARC source
 rdacarrier
 Content category
 text
 Content type code
 txt
 Content type MARC source
 rdacontent
 Control code
 1031848017
 Dimensions
 29 cm
 Extent
 xvi, 282 pages
 Isbn
 9781438464909
 Media category
 unmediated
 Media MARC source
 rdamedia
 Media type code
 n
 Other physical details
 illustrations (some color)
 System control number
 (OCoLC)1031848017
Subject
 Euclid
 Euclid
 Mathematics, Greek
 Mathematics, Greek
 Mathematik
 Metaphysik
 Philosophy, Ancient
 Philosophy, Ancient
 Pythagoras
 Pythagoras
 Pythagorean theorem
 Pythagorean theorem
 Pythagoreischer Lehrsatz
 Thales, approximately 634 B.C.approximately 546 B.C
 Thales, approximately 634 B.C.approximately 546 B.C
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