And Yet It Is Heard: Musical, Multilingual and Multicultural by Tito M. Tonietti

By Tito M. Tonietti

We deliver into complete gentle a few excerpts on musical matters that have been earlier scattered through the most famed medical texts. the most clinical and musical cultures outdoor of Europe also are considered. the 1st and most vital estate to underline within the clinical texts tested this is the language they're written in. which means our multicultural heritage of the sciences unavoidably additionally turns into a evaluate of a few of the dominant languages utilized in the various historic contexts. during this quantity, the heritage of the improvement of the sciences is instructed because it occurred in genuine contexts, no longer in an alienated excellent world.

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Actually, Kepler immediately dealt with the problem of how to reconcile the elliptical orbits again with the harmony of the cosmos. And this became the even more surprising story of the third law. Totally unsatisfied with the solution found, and not at all convinced that the adventure could finish there, with a better agreement of astronomic data, Kepler then wrote the most interesting and most important book for our history: the Harmonices Mundi Libri Quinque. The not enough historians who have drawn close to our German scientist would quickly underline the great attention that this work should deserve, and what a serious defect it is to ignore it.

What happens in the concrete realm happens in the same way in the abstract. [As] abstract numbers [corresponded] to gold and silver coins and merchandise in the concrete realm [provided that when they went to calculate] the sugars, silks and wools. . ”] they made the necessary tare for the crates and the packing. Thus, when the philosophergeometrician wanted “. . ” [“. . 52 In his Discorsi e dimostrazioni matematiche intorno a due nuove scienze [Discourses and mathematical demonstrations regarding two new sciences], Galileo repeated, after including his mathematics even in the title, that “.

63–73; Feyerabend 1979, pp. 58–77. 24 8 Not Only in Latin, but also in Dutch, Chinese, Italian and German are triangles, circles and other geometrical figures . . 51 Our renowned scholar from Pisa wanted to distinguish the sciences from the Iliad and the Orlando furioso, and thus geometry, from the language of the cosmos, became the criterion of demarcation from the rest of culture. Wasn’t this a continuation of the influence of Plato? Galileo Galilei often repeated his profession of faith in mathematics, defending it from all the possible objections brought against it.

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