Introduction to Arithmetic by. Nicomachus of Gerasa. Joseph Muscat last revised 15 Jul Book 1. 1. The ancients defined philosophy as the love of wisdom. Reviews. Nicomachus of Gerasa. – Introduction to Arithmetic. Translated into English by MARTIN LUTHER D’OOGE. With studies in Greek. Arithmetic by FRANK. Introduction to Arithmetic has 28 ratings and 11 reviews. Evan said: This book is a textbook on mathematics from around the year It was not renowned.

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This book is a textbook on mathematics from around the year I don’t think I agree with Nicomachus about the Nature of God but wow, he discovered some amazing patterns and relationships with numbers.

If you are interested even remotely in the mystical, Pythagorean properties of numbers, or even a little bit in just arithmetic in general, then this book is definitely for you.

It’s THAT kind of book.

It’s also nice to be familiar with a few Euclidean definitions. Arithmeric strange little book that opens a window onto an even stranger way of viewing the universe.

This “Arithmetic” is harder than I thought it would be, and I was a Math major. Not at all what one might expect, but reading it one can easily see how the Ancients attributed all the mystical properties to numbers. Most of his thoughts about philosophy are outside the scope of this book, but the Introduction will occasionally allude to them.


Houston marked it as to-read Feb 23, This attitude towards mathematics persisted for centuries, at least nkcomachus certain factions, but frankly it is hard for me to really grasp the rationale behind it. Angie Moulton marked it as to-read Sep 22, David Anguiano marked it as to-read Jan 29, L rated it it was amazing Dec 10, Aug 10, Mikelis Igovens rated it it was amazing.

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About Nicomachus of Gerasa. Nicomachis has quotations related to: But I have no idea who I would recommend this to, other than specialists interested in the history of mathematics and even then, this probably takes a distant backseat to Euclid. For the eye of the soul, blinded and buried by other pursuits, is rekindled and aroused again by these and these alone, and it is better that this be saved than thousands of bodily eyes, for by it alone is the truth of the universe beheld.

Glad I read it! Stevie marked it as to-read Sep 25, Matheus Lacerda marked it as to-read Aug 30, Squatting Erudite marked it as to-read May 08, This book was not particularly difficult, but it was just Books by Nicomachus of Gerasa. Refresh and try again.


Introduction to Arithmetic

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Nicomachus also describes how natural numbers and basic mathematical ideas are eternal and unchanging, and in an abstract realm. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Avalon rated it liked it Apr 08, Rabbi Katz rated it really liked it Dec 30, The correspondences are amazing. Jul 08, Jill rated it liked it Shelves: Dallas rated it it was ok Mar 20, Jennifer Choisser marked it as to-read Jun 15, Michael marked it as to-read Jan 08, Amanda marked it as to-read Jan 10, Perhaps not since that time has anyone thought in such away about multiple-dimensions and dualism.

Mar 04, Tyler rated it it was amazing. There is beauty in math! You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.

Jimelle marked it as to-read Sep 03, The book Introduction to Arithmetic Greek: