Euclid's Elements Book One with Questions for Discussion
Edited with notes by Dana Densmore
7" x 10", 102 pages, biography, Euclidean terminology, index with glossary including Greek terms, and selected bibliography.
Publication date, August, 2015.
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This addition to the Green Cat series of modules is an attempt to reclaim the Elements for serious students of the humanities. Book One is a beautiful and coherent composition, moving in sometimes surprising ways to a very satisfying end. It is deeply rewarding to readers who are ready to go beyond merely following step by step, who are interested in why this step here, how learning and discovery happen, and what a particular proof shows us about what it means for things to be the same or different.
Rather than serving as commentary or explanation of the text, Dana Densmore's accompanying Questions for Discussion are intended as examples, to urge students to think more deeply and carefully about what they are watching unfold, and to help them find their own questions in a genuine and exhilarating inquiry.
- Euclid's Book One in the acclaimed Heath translation.
- Reclaims the Elements for serious students of the humanities.
- Questions urge students to think more deeply and carefully and to find their own questions.
- A Green Cat Module for humanities studies.
Below are links to PDF versions of the Editor's Note and a sample Proposition.
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