5 edition of **Mathematics useful for understanding Plato** found in the catalog.

Mathematics useful for understanding Plato

Theon of Smyrna

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Published
**1979**
by Wizards Bookshelf in San Diego
.

Written in English

- Mathematics, Greek.,
- Astronomy, Greek.,
- Music, Greek and Roman -- History and criticism.,
- Platonic number.

**Edition Notes**

Other titles | Tōn kata to mathēmatikon chrēsimōn eis tēn Platōnos anagnōsin. |

Statement | by Theon of Smyrna ; translated from the 1892 Greek/French edition of J. Dupuis by Robert and Deborah Lawlor and edited and annotated by Christos Toulis and others ; with an appendix of notes by Dupuis, a copious glossary, index of works, etc. |

Series | Secret doctrine reference series |

Contributions | Toulis, Christos. |

Classifications | |
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LC Classifications | QA31 .T4813 1979 |

The Physical Object | |

Pagination | xvi, 174 p. : |

Number of Pages | 174 |

ID Numbers | |

Open Library | OL4561649M |

ISBN 10 | 0913510246 |

LC Control Number | 77073716 |

Title / Author Type Language Date / Edition Publication; 1. Mathematics useful for understanding Plato: with an appendix of notes by Dupuis, a copious glossary, index of works, etc. Platonism about mathematics (or mathematical platonism) is the metaphysical view that there are abstract mathematical objects whose existence is independent of us and our language, thought, and as electrons and planets exist independently of us, so do numbers and sets. And just as statements about electrons and planets are made true or false by the objects with .

Theon of Smyrna - Mathematics Useful for Understanding Plato - Free ebook download as PDF File .pdf), Text File .txt) or read book online for free. mathematics5/5(8). In this Plato book he describes how the ideal constitution might decay into a regime focused on honour — like Sparta was at the time — or into an oligarchy, or a democracy, or a tyranny. What’s fascinating is his awareness of the very complex dynamic between love .

4A very useful—and to my mind, ﬁne—text that does exactly this type of lepidoptery is Mark Balaguer’s Platonism and Anti-Platonism in Mathematics, Oxford Univ. Press (). 5 When I’m working I sometimes have the sense—possibly the illusion—of gazing on the bare platonic beauty ofFile Size: 90KB. Having presented us with the Analogy of the Sun and the Analogy of the Line, Socrates now in the conversation introduces the Allegory of the Cave. Socrates is here still trying to clarify the four levels of intellect, the two levels of belief, and the two levels of knowledge. For this allegory, we are to imagine an underground Cave, whose.

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Theon of Smyrna: Mathematics Useful for Understanding Plato Or, Pythagorean Arithmatic, Music, Astronomy, Spiritual Disciplines (Secret doctrine reference series) by R. & D. Lawlor Publisher: Wizards Bookshelf, This incisive book fills the longstanding need for a sound, reliable, and balanced guide to the whole of Plato's philosophical work.

Melling describes the different stages in Plato's philosophical development, introduces his different methods and styles of philosophy, and explains why the debates were important then and what sense we can make of them now.

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The present book shows that the domains of mathematics and the Divine, which may seem so radically separated, have throughout history and across cultures, proved to be intimately related.

Religious activities such as the building of temples, the telling of ritual stories or the drawing of enigmatic figures all display distinct mathematical.

The philosophy of mathematics is the branch of philosophy that studies the assumptions, foundations, and implications of aims to understand the nature and methods of mathematics, and finding out the place of mathematics in people's lives.

The logical and structural nature of mathematics itself makes this study both broad and unique among its philosophical.

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(shelved 1 time as philosophy-of-mathematics) avg rating — 1, ratings — published Want to Read saving. It depends what areas of philosophy you’re interested in, but generally, I’d study a lot of mathematics. I’ll also assume that you’re not talking about standard propositional and predicate logic, as these will probably be requirements for most phi.

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First Plato gives an overview of his educational ideas, then goes on the talk about the five mathematical disciplines. Before we give a version of Plato's description as given in The Republic, let us note the style in which it is written.

Plato, as narrator, describes.