Foundations of Science

, Volume 17, Issue 2, pp 109–123

Stevin Numbers and Reality


DOI: 10.1007/s10699-011-9228-9

Cite this article as:
Katz, K.U. & Katz, M.G. Found Sci (2012) 17: 109. doi:10.1007/s10699-011-9228-9


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


Charles Sanders Peirce Continuity Fermat-Robinson standard part Intermediate value theorem Leibniz-Los transfer principle Real decimals Triumvirate nominalistic scholarship 

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© Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of MathematicsBar Ilan UniversityRamat GanIsrael

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