The metaphysics of the Pythagorean theorem : Thales, Pythagoras, engineering, diagrams, and the construction of the cosmos out of right triangles
Resource Information
The work The metaphysics of the Pythagorean theorem : Thales, Pythagoras, engineering, diagrams, and the construction of the cosmos out of right triangles represents a distinct intellectual or artistic creation found in University of San Diego Libraries. This resource is a combination of several types including: Work, Language Material, Books.
The Resource
The metaphysics of the Pythagorean theorem : Thales, Pythagoras, engineering, diagrams, and the construction of the cosmos out of right triangles
Resource Information
The work The metaphysics of the Pythagorean theorem : Thales, Pythagoras, engineering, diagrams, and the construction of the cosmos out of right triangles represents a distinct intellectual or artistic creation found in University of San Diego Libraries. This resource is a combination of several types including: Work, Language Material, Books.
 Label
 The metaphysics of the Pythagorean theorem : Thales, Pythagoras, engineering, diagrams, and the construction of the cosmos out of right triangles
 Title remainder
 Thales, Pythagoras, engineering, diagrams, and the construction of the cosmos out of right triangles
 Statement of responsibility
 Robert Hahn
 Subject

 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
 Euclid
 Euclid
 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
 Illustrations
 illustrations
 Index
 index present
 Literary form
 non fiction
 Nature of contents
 bibliography
 Series statement
 SUNY series in ancient Greek philosophy
Context
Context of The metaphysics of the Pythagorean theorem : Thales, Pythagoras, engineering, diagrams, and the construction of the cosmos out of right trianglesWork of
No resources found
No enriched resources found
Embed
Settings
Select options that apply then copy and paste the RDF/HTML data fragment to include in your application
Embed this data in a secure (HTTPS) page:
Layout options:
Include data citation:
<div class="citation" vocab="http://schema.org/"><i class="fa faexternallinksquare fafw"></i> Data from <span resource="http://link.sandiego.edu/resource/baHlpmOKMK8/" typeof="CreativeWork http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/Work"><span property="name http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/label"><a href="http://link.sandiego.edu/resource/baHlpmOKMK8/">The metaphysics of the Pythagorean theorem : Thales, Pythagoras, engineering, diagrams, and the construction of the cosmos out of right triangles</a></span>  <span property="potentialAction" typeOf="OrganizeAction"><span property="agent" typeof="LibrarySystem http://library.link/vocab/LibrarySystem" resource="http://link.sandiego.edu/"><span property="name http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/label"><a property="url" href="http://link.sandiego.edu/">University of San Diego Libraries</a></span></span></span></span></div>
Note: Adjust the width and height settings defined in the RDF/HTML code fragment to best match your requirements
Preview
Cite Data  Experimental
Data Citation of the Work The metaphysics of the Pythagorean theorem : Thales, Pythagoras, engineering, diagrams, and the construction of the cosmos out of right triangles
Copy and paste the following RDF/HTML data fragment to cite this resource
<div class="citation" vocab="http://schema.org/"><i class="fa faexternallinksquare fafw"></i> Data from <span resource="http://link.sandiego.edu/resource/baHlpmOKMK8/" typeof="CreativeWork http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/Work"><span property="name http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/label"><a href="http://link.sandiego.edu/resource/baHlpmOKMK8/">The metaphysics of the Pythagorean theorem : Thales, Pythagoras, engineering, diagrams, and the construction of the cosmos out of right triangles</a></span>  <span property="potentialAction" typeOf="OrganizeAction"><span property="agent" typeof="LibrarySystem http://library.link/vocab/LibrarySystem" resource="http://link.sandiego.edu/"><span property="name http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/label"><a property="url" href="http://link.sandiego.edu/">University of San Diego Libraries</a></span></span></span></span></div>