International Studies in Phenomenology and Philosophy

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Analysis, constructions and diagrams in classical geometry

Marco Panza(French National Centre for Scientific Research)

pp. 181-220


Greek ancient and early modern geometry necessarily uses diagrams. Among other things, these enter geometrical analysis. The paper distinguishes two sorts of geometrical analysis and shows that in one of them, dubbed “intra-confgurational” analysis, some diagrams necessarily enter as outcomes of a purely material gesture, namely not as result of a codifed constructive procedure, but as result of a free-hand drawing.

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Dondero Maria Giulia, La Mantia Francesco (2021). Diagrammatic gestures. Metodo 9 (1).

Pages: 181-220

DOI: 10.19079/metodo.9.1.181

Full citation:

Panza Marco (2021). Analysis, constructions and diagrams in classical geometry. Metodo 9 (1), pp. 181-220.