Paul Tanner (Tannery Paul)( French mathematician and historian of philosophy and science.)
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Biography Paul Tanner (Tannery Paul)
Brother mathematician and philosopher Jules Tannery. Born in Ciudad Mante December 20, 1843. In 1861 entered the Higher Polytechnic School in Paris. From 1865 he served in Pantin in state tobacco manufactories, from 1886 - Director of Manufactures. In his spare time he studied the history of science. Lecturer on the history of arithmetic in the Sorbonne, in 1892 was appointed professor of Greek and Roman philosophy in the College de France.
Research Interests Paul Tannery were concentrated in the field of history of philosophy and history of mathematics, especially the Greek and the New Age. Paul Tannery - author of works that have become classics in the history of ancient science. His research in this area, including the implementation of translations of works of Greek thinkers, still have not lost their significance and are an important resource for historians of science. He published scientific works of the Greek mathematician Diophantus and Fermat's writings, took part in the publication of the Complete Works of Descartes. Collaborated in the magazines 'Revue philosophique', 'Bulletin des sciences mathmatiques', 'Revue des Etudes Grecques', 'Archiv fr Geschichte der Philosophie', which has published numerous articles on various topics. Articles published in 'Revue philosophique', later made a book for the history of Hellenic science (Pour l'histoire de la science hellne).
Among his works - The geometry of the Greeks (La gomtrie grecque, 1887); Studies in the History of Ancient Astronomy (Recherches sur l'histoire de l'astronomie ancienne, 1893).
Died Tannery in Pantin December 20, 1901.