
Conference proceedings
This book presents a selection of peerreviewed papers which were
presented at a conference organized in Ghent, Belgium, from 27 till 29 August,
2009. The conference was given the title Philosophical Aspects of Symbolic
Reasoning in Early modern Science and Mathematics (PASR). For this book
we selected papers which deal with the consequences for mathematics in
particular, hence the omission of `science' in the title of this book.
Another selection, dealing with the understanding of nature and a broader
range of topics, will appear elsewhere. The book is published by College Publications (London)
in September 2010 in the book series Studies in Logic. A
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Albrecht Heeffer, Maarten Van Dyck (eds.).
Philosophical Aspects of Symbolic Reasoning in EarlyModern
Mathematics. College Publications, London, 2010. Studies in Logic,
volume 26.
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Preface and Foreword
Albrecht Heeffer and Maarten Van Dyck


pp. viixiiii

Hesitating progress: the slow development toward
algebraic symbolization in abbacusand related manuscripts, c. 1300 to c.
1550
Jens Høyrup


pp. 356

From the second unknown to the symbolic equation
Albrecht Heeffer


pp. 57102

Symbolic revolution, scientific revolution:
mathematical and philosophical aspects
Michel Serfati


pp. 103122

Translating Euclid's Diagrams into English, 15511571
Michael J. Barany


pp. 125164

The symbolic treatment of Euclid's Elements in
Hérigone's Cursus mathematicus (1634, 1637, 1642)
Maria Rosa Massa Esteve


pp. 165191

What More There Is in EarlyModern Algebra than its
Literal Formalism
Marco Panza


pp. 193228

The geometry of the unknown: Bombelli's algebra
linearia
Roy Wagner


pp. 229269

The "Merely Mechanical" vs. the "Scab of
Symbols": Seventeenth Century Disputes over the Criteria of Mathematical
Rigor
Douglas M. Jesseph


pp. 273288

Leibniz between ars characteristica and ars inveniendi:
Unknown news about Cajori's `masterbuilder of mathematical notations'
Eberhard Knobloch


pp. 289302

