# Early Modern Mathematical Principles and Symmetry Arguments

@inproceedings{Franklin2017EarlyMM, title={Early Modern Mathematical Principles and Symmetry Arguments}, author={James Franklin}, year={2017} }

Mathematics is the home ground of principles. Since Euclid, mathematics has been the model of a body of knowledge organized as a deductive structure based on self-evident axioms. The prestige of that model was highest in early modern times, lying after the vast extension of the realm of mathematics in the Scientific Revolution but before the discovery of non-Euclidean geometries and the foundational crises of the late nineteenth century. When the Jesuit missionaries chose Euclid as the first…

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