Pythagoras and the Creation of Knowledge


In this paper, an approach to Pythagoras’ Theorem is presented within the historical context in which it was developed and from the underlying intellectual outline of the Pythagorean School. This was analyzed from a rationalism standpoint. An experiment is presented to the reader so that they, through direct observation, can analyze Pythagoras’ Theorem and its relation to the creation of knowledge. The theory of knowledge conceptualization is used.

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Parada-Daza, J. & Parada-Contzen, M. (2014). Pythagoras and the Creation of Knowledge. Open Journal of Philosophy, 4, 68-74. doi: 10.4236/ojpp.2014.41010.

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