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Philosophy of Sciences

2013 year, number 2

Philosophical views of Archimedes (commemorating the 2300th anniversary)

S.B. Bondarenko
Keywords: philosophy, methodology, description, picture of the world


The paper recounts and analyses philosophical views of Archimedes, the great ancient Greek scientist. The specific attention is paid to methodological criteria which Archimedes used when solving mathematical, physical, astronomical and cosmologic problems. Also, the author considers factors which determined Archimedes’s choice of the picture of the world.