The Epistemological Foundations of Geometry in 19th Century

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    • Pages: 183 to 201
    • ISBN: 2-84174-150-8
    • ISSN: 1281-2463
    • Creation date: 04-01-2011
    • Last update: 04-01-2011



    The aim of the paper is to offer a theory of the development of the epistemic subject in the history of non-Euclidean geometry. Its basic idea is to use Wittgenstein’s picture theory of meaning from the Tractatus as a tool for analysing the meaning of geometric pictures from the works of Lobachevsky, Beltrami, Cayley, and Klein.