Article ID: CBB001201187

Memory and Geometry in Bruno: Some Analogies (2014)


Mertens, Manuel (Author)

Foundations of Science
Volume: 19
Pages: 69--88
Publication date: 2014
Language: English

In 1588 the Italian philosopher Giordano Bruno wrote a treatise against the mathematicians and philosophers of his time (Articuli centum et sexaginta adversus huius tempestatis mathematicos atque philosophos), which he dedicated to the emperor Rudolph II. The `oddities' thus presented to the emperor, as an alternative to sixteenth-century mathematics, have been studied from both a mathematical and a philosophical point of view. In addition to the philosophical approach, this article indicates analogies between the Nolan's geometry and his art of memory. Bearing in mind that Bruno was a teacher in the ars memoriae, the manner in which mnemonic aspects are woven into his mathematical thinking is brought out.

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Authors & Contributors
Rossini, Paolo
Bolzoni, Lina
Bönker-Vallon, Angelika
Canone, Eugenio
Claessens, Guy
Clucas, Stephen
Physis: Rivista Internazionale di Storia della Scienza
Bruniana & Campanelliana: Ricerche Filosofiche e Materiali Storico-testuali
Dianoia: Annali di storia della filosofia
Endeavour: Review of the Progress of Science
Foundations of Science
History of Science
Birkhäuser Basel
University of Chicago Press
Philosophy of mathematics
Teaching; pedagogy
Bruno, Giordano
Bacon, Francis, 1st Baron Verulam
Cavalieri, Francesco Bonaventura
Time Periods
16th century
17th century
15th century
14th century
19th century
Bologna (Italy)

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