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Circles Disturbed: The Interplay of Mathematics and Narrative

Apostolos Doxiadis and Barry Mazur (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691149042
eISBN:
9781400842681
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691149042.001.0001
Subject:
Mathematics, History of Mathematics

This book brings together important thinkers in mathematics, history, and philosophy to explore the relationship between mathematics and narrative. “Circles disturbed” reflect the last words of ... More


Heuristics

Richard Swedberg

in The Art of Social Theory

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691155227
eISBN:
9781400850358
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691155227.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

This chapter focuses on the importance of heuristics in theorizing. The most common interpretation of the word heuristics is that it means “discovery.” When one theorizes, it has been argued, one ... More


The Ancient Greek World

Victor J. Katz and Karen Hunger Parshall

in Taming the Unknown: A History of Algebra from Antiquity to the Early Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691149059
eISBN:
9781400850525
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691149059.003.0003
Subject:
Mathematics, History of Mathematics

This chapter focuses on the mathematicians of Ancient Greece; more specifically, on the elements of geometrical algebra present in the works of Euclid and Apollonius, as well as the propositions of ... More


Mathematics without Apologies: Portrait of a Problematic Vocation

Michael Harris

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691175836
eISBN:
9781400885527
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691175836.001.0001
Subject:
Mathematics, Logic / Computer Science / Mathematical Philosophy

What do pure mathematicians do, and why do they do it? Looking beyond the conventional answers, this book offers an eclectic panorama of the lives and values and hopes and fears of mathematicians in ... More


The View from Nowhen

Huw Price

in Time's Arrow & Archimedes' Point: New Directions for the Physics of Time

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195117981
eISBN:
9780199853045
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195117981.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

Time is a matter that man has tried to quantify for centuries, trying to understand whether it is an object, an idea, or simply, a fact. The book is hard evidence of these inquiries, and shows how ... More


Alternative visions

Marco Piccolino and Nicholas J. Wade

in Galileo's Visions: Piercing the spheres of the heavens by eye and mind

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199554355
eISBN:
9780191766978
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199554355.003.0013
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Vision

Between 1604 and 1611 Johannes Kepler published two fundamental works laying the foundation for modern physiological optics. However, Galileo continued in his adherence to old theories of vision ... More


Legends and Lessons: Laura and Loipa

Toba Singer

in Fernando Alonso: The Father of Cuban Ballet

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780813044026
eISBN:
9780813046259
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813044026.003.0012
Subject:
Music, Dance

The author interviews Loipa Araujó and Laura Alonso to learn about the current application of Fernando Alonso’s method. She reports their comments back to him, and he elaborates on their remarks.


Hydrostatic force exerted on a submerged surface

Marcel Escudier

in Introduction to Engineering Fluid Mechanics

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780198719878
eISBN:
9780191840180
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198719878.003.0005
Subject:
Physics, Soft Matter / Biological Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

In this chapter it is shown how to calculate the force which arises due to the hydrostatic pressure distributed over a submerged surface or object. The vertical component of force is shown to be ... More


The Tomb of Virgil between Text, Memory, and Site

Irene Peirano Garrison

in Tombs of the Ancient Poets: Between Literary Reception and Material Culture

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780198826477
eISBN:
9780191865442
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198826477.003.0014
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter explores the earliest traditions clustering around Virgil’s tomb. Its geographical location on the Via Puteolana, identified in the ancient lives, activates not only literary memories of ... More


Sex, Drugs, Rock and Roll, and the Meaning of Life

Barbara Gail Montero

in Thought in Action: Expertise and the Conscious Mind

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780199596775
eISBN:
9780191822308
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199596775.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Why do so many accept the idea that expert action occurs automatically and effortlessly if, as has been argued, it lacks support? After summarizing the book’s main thesis, this chapter attempts to ... More


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