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