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Bruno Belhoste
et al. (2023)

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Jean-Victor Poncelet (1788-1867) is known as a geometer whose mathematical contributions were crucial for the development of what would later become projective geometry. In this chapter, we focus on his practice of mathematics, and notably on the fact that Poncelet systematically intertwined mathema...

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Bruno Belhoste
et al. (2023)

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This article aims at clarifying the nature of the “ideal elements” that Jean-Victor Poncelet introduced into geometry, notably in his Traité des Propriétés Projectives des Figures (1822). Moreover, it argues that the notebooks that Poncelet wrote in Saratov, as a war prisoner, between March 1813 and...

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Karine C.C. Chemla
et al. (2023)

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Karine C.C. Chemla
(Oct 2, 2022)

Articles

This introduction to the issue of Interdisciplinary Science Reviews outlines the rules of the game on which all contributors agreed. Thirteen scholars have responded to a root essay written by Reviel Netz, under the title “The Place of Archimedes in World History.” The introduction outlines the main...

Karine C.C. Chemla
(Sep, 2022)

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Before the mathematical manuscript titled Writings on Mathematical Procedures ( Suanshu shu 筭數書) was found at Zhangjiashan, historians of mathematics could trace mathematics in early imperial China only on the basis of the received canonical literature, notably The Nine Chapters on Mathematical Proc...

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Karine C.C. Chemla
et al. (Jun, 2022)

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Karine C.C. Chemla
(2022)

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This introduction pleads for resuming research on the history of numbers and computation: topics in the history of mathematics that, to many, seem exhausted. One of the main reasons for revisiting these topics is the problematic division of the historiography of number into two branches: on the one...

Karine C.C. Chemla
(2022)

Articles

In my response to Reviel Netz’s essay ‘The Place of Archimedes in World History’, I argue that the essay adopts quite a few nineteenth-century theses on the history of mathematics, one of the central uses of which is to highlight an alleged difference between Europe and the rest of the world. In my...

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Karine C.C. Chemla
et al. (2022)

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Karine C.C. Chemla
et al. (2022)

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Karine C.C. Chemla
(Oct, 2021)

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Writings on the history of numbers in China, like the history of numbers more generally, draw on tacit assumptions. This lecture will question the validity of some of these assumptions, enabling us to observe a much greater diversity among numerical signs and their uses than has been recognised hith...

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Karine C.C. Chemla
(2021)

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The mathematical canon entitled The Nine Chapters on Mathematical Procedures and completed in the first century CE was the subject of several commentaries. Liu Hui completed his annotations on this canon in 263, and in 656 Li Chunfeng handed over to the throne the commentary and explanations on both...

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Karine C.C. Chemla
et al. (2021)

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Karine C.C. Chemla
(2021)

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This chapter is devoted to what I call textual anachronism. By this expression, I refer to forms of anachronism that lead to interpreting ancient texts on the basis of anachronistic assumptions with respect to how these texts made sense for the ancient actors. This is, for instance, the case when hi...