David Fowler (mathematician)

David Herbert Fowler (28 April 1937 – 13 April 2004) was a historian of Greek mathematics who published work on pre-Eudoxian ratio theory (using the process he called anthyphairesis). He disputed the standard story of Greek mathematical discovery, in which the discovery of the phenomenon of incommensurability came as a shock.

David Fowler
Born(1937-04-28)28 April 1937
Died13 April 2004(2004-04-13) (aged 66)
Warwick, England
Alma materGonville and Caius College, Cambridge
Known forGreek mathematics
Scientific career
InstitutionsManchester University
University of Warwick

Fowler was also the translator of René Thom's book Structural Stability and Morphogenesis from French (Stabilité strukturelle et morphogénèse) into English.


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