Proceedings of the Thirty Sixth Annual Convention of the Society for the Study of Artificial Intelligence and Simulation

TitleThe body in Renaissance arithmetic: from mnemonics to embodied cognition
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2010
AuthorsHeeffer, A
EditorPease, A, Guhe, M, Smaill, A
Conference NameProceedings of the Thirty Sixth Annual Convention of the Society for the Study of Artificial Intelligence and Simulation
PublisherThe Society for the Study of Artificial Intelligence and the Simulation of Behaviour
ISBN Number1902956931
Abstract

In Medieval and Renaissance arithmetic we find several instances of references to body parts or actions involving body parts. In this paper we will address the question on the historical functions of body parts in mathematics and discuss its relation to the currently prevailing practice of symbolic mathematics.12

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