R. Catesby Taliaferro

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Robert Catesby Taliaferro (1907–1989) was an American mathematician, philosopher, and translator of ancient Greek and Latin works into English. He translated Ptolemy's Almagest, a 2nd-century book on astronomy, the 13 books of Euclid's Elements, Apollonius' works on conic sections, and some works of Plato, and St. Augustine. He contributed a celebrated foreword to the Bollingen Series 1944 reprint of the Thomas Taylor translation of Plato's Timaeus and Critias. He also wrote a book titled The concept of matter in Descartes and Leibniz[1] and one titled Number systems, introduction to Euclid book V, and to the theory of limits.[2]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ R. Catesby Taliaferro, The concept of matter in Descartes and Leibniz, University of Notre Dame Press, 1964
  2. ^ R. Catesby Taliaferro, Number systems, introduction to Euclid book V, and to the theory of limits, 1947