History of Science, History of Text

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ISBN: 978-1-4020-2320-0 (Print) 978-1-4020-2321-7 (Online)

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  1. What is a Text?

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      Pages 3-47

      Spatial Organization of Ancient Chinese Texts (Preliminary Remarks)

  2. The Constitution of Scientific Texts: from Draft to Opera Omnia

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      Pages 51-79

      Leibniz and the Use of Manuscripts: Text as Process

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      Pages 81-94

      Opera Omnia: The Production of Cultural Authority

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      Pages 95-103

      Writing Works: A Reaction to Michael Cahn’s Paper

  3. How Scientific and Technical Texts Adhere to Local Cultures

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      Pages 107-121

      Text, Representation and Technique in Early Modern China

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      Pages 123-135

      The Algebraic Art of Discourse Algebraic Dispositio, Invention and Imitation in Sixteenth-Century France

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      Pages 137-157

      Ancient Sanskrit Mathematics: An Oral Tradition and a Written Literature

  4. Reading Texts

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      Pages 161-176

      The Limits of Text in Greek Mathematics

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      Pages 177-200

      Reading Strasbourg 368: A Thrice-Told Tale

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      Pages 201-230

      What is the Content of This Book? A Plea for Developing History of Science and History of Text Conjointly

  5. Epilogue

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      Pages 231-245

      Knowledge and its Artifacts