Arabic Geometrical Methods and the Philosophy of Mathematics
A History of Arabic Sciences and Mathematics Volume 4
To Be Published March 1st 2014 by Routledge – 352 pages
This volume provides a unique primary source on the history and philosophy of mathematics and science from the mediaeval Arab world. It also includes extensive commentary from one of world’s foremost authorities on the subject.
Roshdi Rashed is one of the most eminent authorities on Arabic mathematics and the exact sciences. A historian and philosopher of mathematics and science and a highly celebrated epistemologist, he is currently Emeritus Research Director (distinguished class) at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) in Paris, and is the Director of the Centre for History of Medieval Science and Philosophy at the University of Paris (Denis Diderot, Paris VII). He also holds an Honorary Professorship at the University of Tokyo and an Emeritus Professorship at the University of Mansourah in Egypt.
Nader El-Bizri is a Reader at the University of Lincoln, and a Chercheur Associé at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique in Paris (CNRS, UMR 7219). He has lectured on ‘Arabic Sciences and Philosophy’ at the University of Cambridge since 1999. He held a Visiting Professorship at the University of Lincoln (2007-2010), and, since 2002, he continues to be a senior Research Associate affiliated with The Institute of Ismaili Studies, London.