404. Robert Goulding on Peter Ramus

Posted on 25 September 2022

A chat with Ramus expert Robert Goulding on the role of mathematics in Ramist philosophy, not to mention some juicy academic quarrels in Paris.

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Further Reading

• R. Goulding, “Method and Mathematics: Petrus Ramus and the History of the Sciences,” Journal of the History of Ideas 67 (2006), 63–85.

• R. Goulding, “Pythagoras in Paris: Petrus Ramus Imagines the Prehistory of Mathematics,” Configurations 17 (2009), 51-86.

• R. Goulding, Defending Hypatia: Ramus, Savile, and the Renaissance Rediscovery of Mathematical History (Dordrecht: 2010).

• R. Goulding, “Five versions of Ramus’s Geometry,” in Et amicorum: Essays on Renaissance Humanism and Philosophy in honour of Jill Kraye, ed. A. Ossa-Richardson and M. Meserve (Leiden: 2017), 355-87.

• R. Goulding,  “Anachronism in the Renaissance Historiography of Mathematics,” in Anachronisms in the History of Mathematics: Essays on the Historical Interpretation of Mathematical Texts, ed. N. Guicciardini (Cambridge: 2021).

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