“A sea of wild, woolly thinking!” — The Renaissance Mathematicus (Reblog)

Today’s musings on the history of science re-examine a topic that I have already dealt with several times in the past, that of presentist judgements on the heuristic used by a historical figure to find or reach their solution to a given scientific problem. In the world of scientific investigations, a heuristic is the scaffolding […]

“A sea of wild, woolly thinking!” — The Renaissance Mathematicus