By Tito M. Tonietti
We carry into complete mild a few excerpts on musical topics which have been earlier scattered during the most renowned clinical texts. the most medical and musical cultures outdoors of Europe also are considered. the 1st and most vital estate to underline within the medical texts tested here's the language they're written in. which means our multicultural heritage of the sciences unavoidably additionally turns into a evaluation of a few of the dominant languages utilized in the several historic contexts. during this quantity, the background of the advance of the sciences is instructed because it occurred in genuine contexts, now not in an alienated excellent world.
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Extra info for And Yet It Is Heard: Musical, Multilingual and Multicultural History of the Mathematical Sciences - Volume 1
The previous proof is a procedure that makes it possible to obtain a new prime number. It really constructs the quantity of primes announced in the proposition. Having obtained a new prime number and added it to the previous ones, the procedure can be repeated as many times as is desired. The proof thus constructs, step by step, continually new prime numbers. ”48 But in this way, he annuls Euclid’s peculiar style, because he transfers the subject among the mathematical controversies of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
29 With minor modifications to the myth, we can now add that the necessities of life, linked with the capacities of invention, have produced the sciences. However, in the West, and as a result of the interpretation of Plato, these mainly are pushed towards the heavens populated by the ideas of the beautiful, of good and of immortality, causing man to forget that war and death are advancing, on the contrary, on earth. The extent to which the Pythagorean and Platonic tradition was modified on its passage through the centuries, and was transmitted from generation to generation is narrated in the following history.
Vegetti 1983, p. 155. ”63 In this way, the mathematician from Alexandria seemed to have succeeded in making considerable progress in demonstrating what Plato had only outlined with his famous solids. But here, the idea of universal harmony, glimpsed by the philosopher through the dialogues, was now reached by means of a tiring ascent from one theorem to another, from one step to another, less esoteric and more scholastic. Mathematical sciences were to evolve in Europe with several, sometimes profound, changes.