Foundations of Science

, Volume 17, Issue 2, pp 109-123

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Stevin Numbers and Reality

  • Karin Usadi KatzAffiliated withDepartment of Mathematics, Bar Ilan University
  • , Mikhail G. KatzAffiliated withDepartment of Mathematics, Bar Ilan University Email author 

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We explore the potential of Simon Stevin’s numbers, obscured by shifting foundational biases and by 19th century developments in the arithmetisation of analysis.


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