FOM: geometrical reasoning

Kanovei kanovei at
Sat Feb 20 04:16:54 EST 1999

>From: Stephen G Simpson <simpson at>
>Date: Fri, 19 Feb 1999 18:15:28 -0500 (EST)

>Even the standard
>definition-theorem-proof model of mathematical exposition is to be
>discarded, in favor of -- what? 

In fact the *standard model* came to mathematics 
in general from geometry. Note: even in the times 
of Euler geometrical theorems were considered as 
a kind of absolute knowledge, in opposite to 
results achieved via infinitesimals. 


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