Were I having an anti-entropic moment I'd disagree in a multi-dimensional way with every postu-late in the quote above. That would be unfair. In the context of
this book the quote is the editor's way of establishing that for the author self-governance and choosing are human attributes at odds with a deterministic world view. The
further point of the quote is that C.I.Lewis was preoccupied in his philosophy with ethical concepts underpinning self governance.
Finally, any failure in understanding was wholly mine, not the exposition and writing of C.I.Lewis.
ONE FOR THE HISTORY BOOKS
A book review by Ferdinando Patat*
The Metaphysics of the Pythagorean Theorem
Thales, Pythagoras, Engineering, Diagrams, and the
Construction of the Cosmos out of Right Triangles
By Robert Hahn
$95.00 Hardback: 300 pages
Available in electronic formats
Release date June 2017
Suny Press. Suny series in Ancient Greek Philosophy.
The author's thesis is that what we call Pythagoras' Theorem stemmed from a deep metaphysical problem: the search for the "fundamental figure to which all figures dissect". That
turns out to be the right-angled triangle.
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