From the back cover:
“First, we must examine what is said by others, so that, if there is anything which they did not state well, we may not be liable to the same error, and if there is any view common to them and us, we too may not be privately dissatisfied with ourselves; for we should be content to state some things better than one’s predecessors and the rest not worse.” –Aristotle (Metaphysics, 1076a12–16)
Today, we still turn to ancient civilizations for wisdom. But can this be done for such an advanced science as mathematics? In his last work, this leading Aristotelian scholar builds a compelling case for the superiority of the ancient definition of mathematics over modern definitions.