Professor of mathematics at the University of Padua, Catena is significant for being one of the authors who contributed to a debate pertaining to the certainty of mathematics, known as quaestio de certitudine mathematicarum. The debate mainly focused on the relationship between mathematics and syllogistic logic. Catena defended the certainty of mathematics, maintaining that mathematical demonstrations were superior to syllogisms as tools to acquire knowledge.

Catena, Pietro

CAMEROTA, MICHELE
2016

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Professor of mathematics at the University of Padua, Catena is significant for being one of the authors who contributed to a debate pertaining to the certainty of mathematics, known as quaestio de certitudine mathematicarum. The debate mainly focused on the relationship between mathematics and syllogistic logic. Catena defended the certainty of mathematics, maintaining that mathematical demonstrations were superior to syllogisms as tools to acquire knowledge.
978-3-319-02848-4
Mathematical demonstration; Logic; Syllogistic method; Platonism
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