Pythagoreans

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  • PYTHAGOREANS —    the school of philosophy founded by Pythagoras, the fundamental thought of which, according to SCHWEGLER, was that of proportion and harmony, and this idea is to them as well the principle of practical life, as the supreme law of the universe …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • pythagoreans — Py·thag·o·re·an || paɪ‚θægÉ™ rɪən n. follower of Pythagoras (ancient Greek philosopher and mathematician); pertaining to Pythagoras adj. of or pertaining to Pythagoras (ancient Greek philosopher and mathematician) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Pythagoreans —    Followers of Pythagoras …   The writer's dictionary of science fiction, fantasy, horror and mythology

  • Pythagoreans and Eleatics — Edward Hussey PYTHAGORAS AND THE EARLY PYTHAGOREANS Pythagoras, a native of Samos, emigrated to southern Italy around 520, and seems to have established himself in the city of Croton. There he founded a society of people sharing his beliefs and… …   History of philosophy

  • Пифагорейцы — (Pythagoreans), последователи др.греч. философа и математика Пифагора (ок. 570 495 гг. до н.э.), члены тайного союза, обосновавшегося на Ю. Италии. Пифагор в кач ве основы всего сущего рассматривал число (все вещи суть числа), считал внеш. облик… …   Народы и культуры

  • Pythagoreanism — /pi thag euh ree euh niz euhm/, n. the doctrines of Pythagoras and his followers, esp. the belief that the universe is the manifestation of various combinations of mathematical ratios. [1720 30; PYTHAGOREAN + ISM] * * * Philosophical school,… …   Universalium

  • Pythagoras — of Samos redirects here. For the Samian statuary, see Pythagoras (sculptor). For other uses, see Pythagoras (disambiguation). Pythagoras (Πυθαγόρας) …   Wikipedia

  • Pythagoreanism — Bust of Pythagoras Pythagoreanism was the system of esoteric and metaphysical beliefs held by Pythagoras and his followers, the Pythagoreans, who were considerably influenced by mathematics. Pythagoreanism originated in the 5th century BCE and… …   Wikipedia

  • Greek arithmetic, geometry and harmonics: Thales to Plato — Ian Mueller INTRODUCTION: PROCLUS’ HISTORY OF GEOMETRY In a famous passage in Book VII of the Republic starting at Socrates proposes to inquire about the studies (mathēmata) needed to train the young people who will become leaders of the ideal… …   History of philosophy

  • number symbolism — Introduction       cultural associations, including religious, philosophic, and aesthetic, with various numbers.       Humanity has had a love hate relationship with numbers from the earliest times. Bones dating from perhaps 30,000 years ago show …   Universalium

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