Giovanna Cifoletti

Visiting Scholar

Professor at the School for Advanced Studies in Social Research, École des hautes études en sciences sociales (EHESS)
École des hautes études en sciences sociales (EHESS)
CSTMS Research Unit: Berkeley Program in Science and Technology Studies, CSTMS
Affiliation period: September 2019 -
Website
cifolet@gmail.com
Degrees PhD History of Science :: Princeton (1992)
PhD Philosophy :: Université de Montréal (1987)
MA Philosophy :: Università degli studi Milan 1977 (1977)

Research Areas

History of Mathematics, especially early modern algebra, Intellectual and social European and Mediterranean history in the early modern period. Abacus Schools: texts and commercial practices. Mathematics, rhetoric and logic in early modern Europe, especially among jurists and mathematicians.

Main publications

La méthode de Fermat: son statut et sa diffusion. Algèbre et comparaison de figures dans l'histoire de la méthode de Fermat, Collection "Cahiers d'histoire et philosophie des sciences", 33, Paris, Belin, 1990, p 243.

Les algébristes français du seizième siècle. Leurs sources imprimées et leurs épigones représentés à la Bibliothèque Nationale
, Catalogue de l'exposition à la Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris, Bibliothèque Nationale, 1991, pp. 45.

Mathematics and Rhetoric. Jacques Peletier, Guillaume Gosselin and the Making of the French Algebraic Tradition
. Princeton Ph.D. Dissertation. Ann Arbor, UMI, 1992, pp. 362 (disponible sous format numérique) chez www.proquest.com.

The Art of Thinking Mathematically,  special issue of Early Science and Medicine, 11,  4, 2006, y pp. 369-477, guest editor et auteur de “Mathematics and Rhetoric. Introduction”, pp. 369-389 et de “From Valla to Viète: the Rhetorical reform of Logic and its Use in Early Modern Algebra”, pp. 390-423.

last updated: September 26th, 2019