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Axis History and philosophy of mathematics

Reading Mathematical Texts 2014–2015


Organiser : Agathe Keller - CNRS, REHSEIS–SPHERE



We read original sources and their translations, presented by their translator.
Texts this year will deal on the one hand on cultures of computations and on the other on the relations between mathematical texts and «texts of the practice» in commercial and administrative contexts.


Archives :
2015-2016, 2013-2014, 2012-2013, 2011-2012, 2008-2009




PROGRAM 2014-2015 : on Wednesdays, 10:00–13:00, Building Condorcet, University Paris Diderot, 75013.
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October 15 octobre, Room 371A
John Wee (University of Chicago)
Mathematical Models of the Micro-Zodiac.



June 17, 2015, Room 371A
A. Misra (Univ. of Canterbury, NZ)
Arabic Mathematics in Sanskrit Astronomy: The geodetic method of estimation of height and distance of high mountains in Nityānanda’s Sarvasiddhātaraja: Golādhyāya.











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