Arabic Geometrical Methods and the Philosophy of Mathematics
A History of Arabic Sciences and Mathematics Volume 4
Routledge – 2014 – 544 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.
PART I Chapter 1 The Celestial Kinematics of Ibn Al-Haytham Chapter 2 Mathematical Commentary Chapter 3 The Variety of Heights: A Propædeutic to the Configuration of the Motions of the Seven Wandering Stars PART II Chapter 1 On Hour Lines Chapter 2 Horizontal Sundials Chapter 3 Compasses for Great Circles Bibliography