Important mathematical concepts at the dawn of science in Byzantium: the philosopher C. M. Psellos
作者: Kyriakos Petakos
刊名: Matemáticas : Enseñanza Universitaria, 2010, Vol.18 (1), pp.89
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关键词: Diplomacy in Byzantium and MathematicsConcepts of arithmetic progression and probabilityCMPsellos
原始语种摘要: The Byzantine Empire, an empire that lasted over one thousand years, is acknowledged nowadays as the spiritual source of the European intellectual rebirth of the middle ages. What really distinguishes this great state from any other important country of the time is among others a solid conviction of equality of chances in at least a fundamental component of progress:education. What we try to demonstrate here is the fact that natural sciences such as mathematics were treated in the above sense with the utmost respect by remarkable personalities whose traditional role seemed to be far from the common sense of this scienti“c branch, but in its true nature was nourished and fostered by the essence of mathematics. Diplomacy and highly exerted church leadership intertwined with mathematical...
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  • philosopher 哲学家
  • conviction 判决有罪
  • spiritual 精神上的
  • utmost 极端
  • acknowledged 世所公认的
  • church 教堂
  • thousand 
  • nowadays 现今
  • mathematical 数学的
  • really 实在