Oscar João Abdounur

Visiting Scholar
Visiting Scholars are established scholars, as evidenced by significant publications and broad academic experience, spending a fixed term as guests at the MPIWG for research purposes. They may be externally funded or receive a Research Fellowship from the MPIWG.
Department I
Dr.
Residence:
February 1, 2016 to February 28, 2018
Profile

Oscar researches a historical and interdisciplinary account of theoretical music and mathematics in the early modern period and its implications for education. Other interests include the theories of ratio in the late Middle Ages and Renaissance, heuristics and analogical thought, history and mathematics education and the internationalization of mathematical knowledge in Brazil.

Selected publications: 

Abdounur, O. J. (2012). Analogical thought in teaching/ learning dynamics: an epistemological approach on the interrelationships between mathematics and music. In T. A. Mattei (Ed.), Interdisciplinary approaches to neuroscience, epistemology, and cognition (pp. 65-92). New York: Nova Publishers.

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Abdounur, O. J. (2012). Instabilidade no tratamento de razões no contexto do desenvolvimento da matemática européia medieval. Revista Brasileira de História da Matemática, 11(23), 7-14.

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Abdounur, O. J., & Cesar de Mattos, A. (2012). The introduction of the European university system in Brazil. In J. Renn (Ed.), The globalization of knowledge in history (pp. 417-437). Berlin: Edition open access.

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Abdounur, O. J. (2011). Geometry and theoretical music in the Renaissance. In F. Seroglou, V. Koulountzos, & A. Siatras (Eds.), Science & culture: promise, challenge and demand (pp. 16-19). Athens: Epikentro.

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Abdounur, O. J. (2011). Introduction of geometry and physics in theoretical music in the Renaissance. In B. S. Yadav, & S. L. Singh (Eds.), History of the mathematical sciences II (pp. 205-222). Cambridge: Cambridge Scientific Publ.

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Contact

Max Planck Institute for the History of Science 
Boltzmannstraße 22 
14195 Berlin 
Germany