
05778680
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2010f.00130
Shaposhnikov, V.A.
The philosophical methodological interests of N.D. Brashman.
Istor.Mat. Issled. (2) 13(48), 6889 (2009).
2009
Russian Academy of Sciences  RAS (Rossi\u{\i}skaya Akademiya Nauk  RAN), Institute for the History of Science and Technology named after S. I. Vavilov (Institut Istorii Estestvoznaniya i Tekhniki Im. S. I. Vavilova), Moscow; YanukK Publishing House, Moscow
RU
A30
E20
M80
G10
history of mathematics
philosophy of mathematics
Russian mathematics
19th century
mathematical education
The mathematician Nikolaus Braschman (17961866), born in Moravia and educated in Vienna, later went to Russia and worked in St. Petersburg, Kazan, and Moscow. Besides his mathematical publications one knows only very few published hints which allow to understand his philosophical and methodological positions. This paper discusses two of them: (i) his understanding of the role of mathematics in the liberal arts education, and (ii) his views concerning the nature of space and the role of geometry in studying it.
Siegfried J. Gottwald (Leipzig)