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eBook Scientific Method in Ptolemy's Harmonics epub

by Andrew Barker

eBook Scientific Method in Ptolemy's Harmonics epub
  • ISBN: 0521553725
  • Author: Andrew Barker
  • Genre: Other
  • Subcategory: Humanities
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press (January 15, 2001)
  • Pages: 290 pages
  • ePUB size: 1116 kb
  • FB2 size 1462 kb
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Scientific Method in Ptolemy's Harmonics will interest a wide range of readers, particularly those concerned with ancient science, the role of experimentation and the philosophy of mathematics. Source: British Journal of Philosophy of Science.

This book examines, for the first time, the scientific procedures devised by Ptolemy (second century AD) for investigating the structures underlying musical melody, a project that he conceived as closely related to astronomy

This book examines, for the first time, the scientific procedures devised by Ptolemy (second century AD) for investigating the structures underlying musical melody, a project that he conceived as closely related to astronomy.

The science called 'harmonics' was one of the major intellectual enterprises of Greek antiquity. Ptolemy's treatise seeks to invest it with new scientific rigour; its consistently sophisticated procedural self-awareness marks it as a key text in the history of science. This book is a sustained methodological exploration of Ptolemy's project. The science called 'harmonics' was one of the major intellectual enterprises of Greek antiquity.

Start by marking Scientific Method in Ptolemy's 'Harmonics' as Want to Read . This book is the first sustained methodological exploration of Ptolemy's project.

Start by marking Scientific Method in Ptolemy's 'Harmonics' as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read. After an analysis of his explicit pronouncements on the science's aims and the methods appropriate to it, it examines Ptolemy's conduct of his investigation in detail, concluding that despite occasional uncertainties, the declared procedure is followed with remarkable fidelity.

This book examines, for the first time, the scientific procedures devised by Ptolemy (second century AD) for investigating the structures underlying musical melody, a project that he conceived as closely related to astronomy.

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Barker uses an analysis of Ptolemy's programmatic statements in I, 1/2, as a key to a reading of Ptolemy's treatise.

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