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Is mathematics to be useful? The case of de La Hire, Fontenelle, and the epicycloid. (English) Zbl 1350.01011

Zack, Maria (ed.) et al., Research in history and philosophy of mathematics. The CSHPM 2014 annual meeting. Selected papers based on the presentations at the annual meeting of the Canadian Society for History and Philosophy of Mathematics, St. Catharines, Canada, May 2014. Cham: Birkhäuser/Springer (ISBN 978-3-319-22257-8/hbk; 978-3-319-22258-5/ebook). Proceedings of the Canadian Society for History and Philosophy of Mathematics/La Société Canadienne d’Histoire et de Philosophie des Mathématiques, 15-22 (2015).
MSC:  01A45 26-03
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From the system of the infinite to the status of incommensurable numbers in Fontenelle’s “Elements of geometry”. (Du système de l’infini au statut des nombres incommensurables dans les “Elémens de la géométrie” de Fontenelle.) (French) Zbl 0771.01005

Le labyrinthe du continu, Colloq., Cerisy-la-Salle/Fr. 1990, 61-75 (1992).
Reviewer: C. Cusmir (Iaşi)
MSC:  01A50

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