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Mathematizing Space

The Objects of Geometry from Antiquity to the Early Modern Age

  • Vincenzo De Risi
Conference proceedings

Part of the Trends in the History of Science book series (TRENDSHISTORYSCIENCE)

Table of contents

About these proceedings


This book brings together papers of the conference on 'Space, Geometry and the Imagination from Antiquity to the Modern Age' held in Berlin, Germany, 27-29 August 2012. Focusing on the interconnections between the history of geometry and the philosophy of space in the pre-Modern and Early Modern Age, the essays in this volume are particularly directed toward elucidating the complex epistemological revolution that transformed the classical geometry of figures into the modern geometry of space.


Graciela De Pierris
Franco Farinelli
Michael Friedman
Daniel Garber
Jeremy Gray
Gary Hatfield
Andrew Janiak
Douglas Jesseph
Alexander Jones
Henry Mendell
David Rabouin


geometry of space greek mathematics mathematics and philosophy mathematics of space theory of space

Editors and affiliations

  • Vincenzo De Risi
    • 1
  1. 1.History of ScienceMax Planck InstituteBerlinGermany

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Mathematizing Space
  • Book Subtitle The Objects of Geometry from Antiquity to the Early Modern Age
  • Editors Vincenzo De Risi
  • Series Title Trends in the History of Science
  • Series Abbreviated Title Trends History Science
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Birkhäuser, Cham
  • eBook Packages Mathematics and Statistics Mathematics and Statistics (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-12101-7
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-37984-5
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-12102-4
  • Series ISSN 2297-2951
  • Series E-ISSN 2297-296X
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages IX, 318
  • Number of Illustrations 33 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics History of Mathematical Sciences
    History of Science
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