Angela Axworthy has a first-class PhD in Philosophy (2011) from the Centre d’Études Supérieures de la Renaissance (C.E.S.R.), Université François-Rabelais. She is currently a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Technischer Universität in the framework of the Berlin Center for the History of Knowledge, and a Visiting Scholar at the MPIWG. Her general domain of research is Renaissance epistemology of mathematics; her research interests range from the philosophy of mathematics in the sixteenth-century Euclidean tradition to late medieval cosmology and Renaissance practical mathematics. Her project for the Berlin Center for the History of Knowledge deals with the status of practical geometry in the sixteenth century. The aim of this project is to study the treatises published on this discipline during the sixteenth-century in order to explore the evolution, during this period, of the notion of geometrical praxis, as well as the epistemological status of practical geometry and its relations to theoretical and applied geometrical knowledge.
Axworthy, A. (2016). Le mathématicien renaissant et son savoir: le statut des mathématiques selon Oronce Fine. Paris: Classiques Garnier.Read more
Axworthy, A. (submitted). Le statut épistémologique de la géométrie d’après l’Introductio in Geometriam de Charles de Bovelles.Read more
Axworthy, A. (2013). The ontological status of geometrical objects in the commentary on the Elements of Euclid of Jacques Peletier du Mans (1517-1582). FMSH-WP, 41, 1-19. Retrieved from http://halshs.archives-ouvertes.fr/docs/00/85/53/48/PDF/FMSH-WP-2013-41_Axworthy.pdf.Read more
Axworthy, A. (2009). The epistemological foundations of the propaedeutic status of mathematics according to the epistolary and prefatory writings of Oronce Fine. In The worlds of Oronce Fine: mathematics, instruments, and print in Renaissance France (pp. 31-51). Donington: Shaun Tyas.Read more
Max Planck Institute for the History of Science