Founding Figures and Commentators in Arabic Mathematics: A by Roshdi Rashed,Nader El-Bizri PDF

By Roshdi Rashed,Nader El-Bizri

In this designated perception into the heritage and philosophy of arithmetic and technology within the mediaeval Arab international, the eminent pupil Roshdi Rashed illuminates a number of the historic, textual and epistemic threads that underpinned the background of Arabic mathematical and medical wisdom as much as the 17th century. the 1st of 5 wide-ranging and accomplished volumes, this publication offers an in depth exploration of Arabic arithmetic and sciences within the 9th and 10th centuries.

Extensive and special analyses and annotations aid a couple of key Arabic texts, that are translated right here into English for the 1st time. during this quantity Rashed makes a speciality of the traditions of celebrated polymaths from the 9th and 10th centuries ‘School of Baghdad’ - similar to the Ban? M?s?, Th?bit ibn Qurra, Ibr?h?m ibn Sin?n, Ab? Ja´far al-Kh?zin, Ab? Sahl Wayjan ibn Rust?m al-Q?h? - and eleventh-century Andalusian mathematicians like Ab? al-Q?sim ibn al-Samh, and al-Mu’taman ibn H?d. The Archimedean-Apollonian traditions of those polymaths are thematically explored to demonstrate the historic and epistemological improvement of ‘infinitesimal arithmetic’ because it grew to become extra essentially articulated within the eleventh-century influential legacy of al-Hasan ibn al-Haytham (‘Alhazen’).

Contributing to a extra educated and balanced realizing of the inner currents of the historical past of arithmetic and the precise sciences in Islam, and of its adaptive interpretation and assimilation within the eu context, this primary textual content will entice historians of principles, epistemologists, mathematicians on the such a lot complicated degrees of research.

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