On The Early History of Axiomatics: A Reply To Some Criticisms

  • Wilbur Richard Knorr
Part of the Synthese Library book series (SYLI, volume 145)


In my discussion above on the formal geometric tradition in the pre-Euclidean period, I have sought to sketch out what I view to be a plausible view of the interrelation of mathematical and philosophical studies which were then contributing to the elaboration of deductive methods. I have indicated my grounds for finding the alternative view proposed by Prof. Szabó implausible.


Fourth Century Eleatic Root Deductive Method Arithmetic Theory Deductive Proof 
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