TITLE

Montucla's legacy: The history of the exact sciences

AUTHOR(S)
Swerdlow, N.M.
PUB. DATE
April 1993
SOURCE
Journal of the History of Ideas;Apr-Jun93, Vol. 54 Issue 2, p299
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Reviews the historiography of the mathematical sciences, with focus on Jean Etienne Montucla's `Histoire des mathematiques.' Histories prior to the 18th century; Creation of journals in the second half of the 19th century; Physicist Pierre Durhem's Catholic interpretation; Rediscovery of Babylonnian mathematics and astronomy; Continuation into the 19th and 20th centuries; Goals and procedures in methodology; List of subjects.
ACCESSION #
9306105298

Tags: MATHEMATICS -- Historiography

 

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