On The Role of Axiomatic Method in the Development of Ancient Mathematics

  • F. A. Medvedev
Part of the Synthese Library book series (SYLI, volume 145)


Scholars frequently consider the introduction of the axiomatic method and the deductive construction of mathematical theories in Ancient Greece as one of the greatest achievement of ancient thought. As is seen from the materials presented at the present conference, such an approach is viewed by the majority of participants as obvious, as a certain axiom, and the only points moot are various interpretations of the appearance and the early history of this method. The axiomatic method is regarded as typical of the general aspect of the scientific thinking of that time.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • F. A. Medvedev
    • 1
  1. 1.Academy of Science of USSRRussia

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