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## Adventures of the Diagonal: Non-Euclidean Mathematics and Narrative

*Arkady Plotnitsky*

*Apostolos Doxiadis and Barry Mazur (eds)*

### in Circles Disturbed: The Interplay of Mathematics and Narrative

- Published in print:
- 2012
- Published Online:
- October 2017
- ISBN:
- 9780691149042
- eISBN:
- 9781400842681
- Item type:
- chapter

- Publisher:
- Princeton University Press
- DOI:
- 10.23943/princeton/9780691149042.003.0012
- Subject:
- Mathematics, History of Mathematics

This chapter explores the relationship between narrative and non-Euclidean mathematics. It considers how non-Euclidean mathematics and the narratives accompanying it are linked: first, to the ... More

## The Longest Journey: Bertrand Russell

*Bas C. van Fraassen*

### in Scientific Representation: Paradoxes of Perspective

- Published in print:
- 2008
- Published Online:
- September 2008
- ISBN:
- 9780199278220
- eISBN:
- 9780191707926
- Item type:
- chapter

- Publisher:
- Oxford University Press
- DOI:
- 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199278220.003.00010
- Subject:
- Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Science

The first sustained, rigorous development of a structuralist view of science appeared in the writings of Bertrand Russell, where the philosophical motivation precedes a precise formulation drawing on ... More

## Geometry: Math for Math’s Sake: Non-Euclidean Geometry and Aestheticism

*Andrea Henderson*

### in Algebraic Art: Mathematical Formalism and Victorian Culture

- Published in print:
- 2018
- Published Online:
- May 2018
- ISBN:
- 9780198809982
- eISBN:
- 9780191860140
- Item type:
- chapter

- Publisher:
- Oxford University Press
- DOI:
- 10.1093/oso/9780198809982.003.0002
- Subject:
- Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

Edwin Abbott’s Flatland dramatizes the implications of dethroning what Victorians regarded as the preeminent representational system: Euclidean geometry. The displacement of the singular Euclidean ... More

## Kant’s Theory of Geometry and Transcendental Idealism II

*Thomas C. Vinci*

### in Space, Geometry, and Kant's Transcendental Deduction of the Categories

- Published in print:
- 2014
- Published Online:
- October 2014
- ISBN:
- 9780199381166
- eISBN:
- 9780199381234
- Item type:
- chapter

- Publisher:
- Oxford University Press
- DOI:
- 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199381166.003.0005
- Subject:
- Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Chapter 4 has three main parts. The first develops an account of Kant’s mathematical method, based partly on work by Philip Kitcher, called the KV account. This account allows for epistemically ... More

## Metric description of a curved space

*Ta-Pei Cheng*

### in Relativity, Gravitation and Cosmology: A Basic Introduction

- Published in print:
- 2009
- Published Online:
- February 2010
- ISBN:
- 9780199573639
- eISBN:
- 9780191722448
- Item type:
- chapter

- Publisher:
- Oxford University Press
- DOI:
- 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199573639.003.0005
- Subject:
- Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

Einstein's new theory of gravitation is formulated in a geometric framework of curved spacetime. Here the subject of non-Euclidean geometry is introduced by way of Gauss's theory of curved surfaces. ... More

## Rigor and Rigorization

*John P. Burgess*

### in Rigor and Structure

- Published in print:
- 2015
- Published Online:
- May 2015
- ISBN:
- 9780198722229
- eISBN:
- 9780191789076
- Item type:
- chapter

- Publisher:
- Oxford University Press
- DOI:
- 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198722229.003.0001
- Subject:
- Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

This chapter explains what heuristic methods, ubiquitous and indispensable in the context of discovery in mathematics, are prohibited in the context of justification by the requirement of rigor as ... More

## A Very Short Course in Projective Geometry

*Tony Robbin*

### in Shadows of Reality: The Fourth Dimension in Relativity, Cubism, and Modern Thought

- Published in print:
- 2006
- Published Online:
- October 2013
- ISBN:
- 9780300110395
- eISBN:
- 9780300129625
- Item type:
- chapter

- Publisher:
- Yale University Press
- DOI:
- 10.12987/yale/9780300110395.003.0005
- Subject:
- Society and Culture, Technology and Society

This chapter serves as a brief lesson on projective geometry. It starts by discussing two basic theorems of projective geometry, which are concerned with perspectives from a point and perspectives ... More

## Mathematics and the Unity of Sensibility

*Waxman Wayne*

### in Kant's Anatomy of the Intelligent Mind

- Published in print:
- 2013
- Published Online:
- January 2014
- ISBN:
- 9780199328314
- eISBN:
- 9780199369348
- Item type:
- chapter

- Publisher:
- Oxford University Press
- DOI:
- 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199328314.003.0007
- Subject:
- Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter focuses on Kant’s account of the possibility of mathematics in relation to the transcendental expositions of space and time in the Transcendental Aesthetic, that is, the role of ... More

## Ezra Pound and the Materiality of the Fourth Dimension

*Ian F. A. Bell*

### in Science in Modern Poetry: New Directions

- Published in print:
- 2012
- Published Online:
- June 2013
- ISBN:
- 9781846318092
- eISBN:
- 9781846317743
- Item type:
- chapter

- Publisher:
- Liverpool University Press
- DOI:
- 10.5949/UPO9781846317743.009
- Subject:
- Literature, Poetry

This chapter describes how Ezra Pound discovered the aesthetic potential of the concept of Vorticism and fourth-dimensional thought and integrated this into his writings. In his ‘Vorticism’ essay, ... More

## Geometry

*Olivier Darrigol*

### in Physics and Necessity: Rationalist Pursuits from the Cartesian Past to the Quantum Present

- Published in print:
- 2014
- Published Online:
- June 2014
- ISBN:
- 9780198712886
- eISBN:
- 9780191781360
- Item type:
- chapter

- Publisher:
- Oxford University Press
- DOI:
- 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198712886.003.0004
- Subject:
- Physics, History of Physics

This chapter deals with the foundations of geometry, with emphasis on Helmholtz’s approach to this problem in the late 1860s. It is first recalled how the ancient belief in the apodictic truth of the ... More

## Geometry on my Mind

*David D. Nolte*

### in Galileo Unbound: A Path Across Life, the Universe and Everything

- Published in print:
- 2018
- Published Online:
- August 2018
- ISBN:
- 9780198805847
- eISBN:
- 9780191843808
- Item type:
- chapter

- Publisher:
- Oxford University Press
- DOI:
- 10.1093/oso/9780198805847.003.0005
- Subject:
- Physics, History of Physics

This chapter reviews the history of modern geometry with a focus on the topics that provided the foundation for the new visualization of physics. It begins with Carl Gauss and Bernhard Riemann, who ... More

## Algebraic Art: Mathematical Formalism and Victorian Culture

*Andrea Henderson*

- Published in print:
- 2018
- Published Online:
- May 2018
- ISBN:
- 9780198809982
- eISBN:
- 9780191860140
- Item type:
- book

- Publisher:
- Oxford University Press
- DOI:
- 10.1093/oso/9780198809982.001.0001
- Subject:
- Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

Algebraic Art explores the invention of a peculiarly Victorian account of the nature and value of aesthetic form, and it traces that account to a surprising source: mathematics. The nineteenth ... More

## Rehabilitating Otto Liebmann

*Frederick C. Beiser*

### in The Genesis of Neo-Kantianism, 1796-1880

- Published in print:
- 2014
- Published Online:
- January 2015
- ISBN:
- 9780198722205
- eISBN:
- 9780191789052
- Item type:
- chapter

- Publisher:
- Oxford University Press
- DOI:
- 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198722205.003.0008
- Subject:
- Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Chapter 7 discusses the early philosophical works and development of Otto Liebmann. It focuses upon the contents and motives behind his early Kant und die Epigonen and his early critique of ... More

## Memo to Readers: Overview and Synopsis

*Waxman Wayne*

### in Kant's Anatomy of the Intelligent Mind

- Published in print:
- 2013
- Published Online:
- January 2014
- ISBN:
- 9780199328314
- eISBN:
- 9780199369348
- Item type:
- chapter

- Publisher:
- Oxford University Press
- DOI:
- 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199328314.003.0001
- Subject:
- Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This introductory text signals what is new and noteworthy in the book and provides guidance for comprehending and evaluating it. It opens with some general remarks regarding the book’s relation to ... More

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