WorldCat Identities

Hahn, Robert 1952-

Works: 10 works in 63 publications in 1 language and 4,982 library holdings
Genres: Academic theses  History 
Roles: Author
Classifications: B208.Z7, 182
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Robert Hahn
Kant's Newtonian revolution in philosophy by Robert Hahn( )

9 editions published between 1988 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anaximander and the architects : the contributions of Egyptian and Greek architectural technologies to the origins of Greek philosophy by Robert Hahn( )

12 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 1,329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bypassing Aristotle to look at evidence directly from the sixth century BCE, Hahn (philosophy, Southern Illinois U.-Carbondale) shows how the architects and their projects supplied their Ionian communities with a sprouting vision of natural order governed by structural laws. He argues that their technological innovations and design techniques formed the core of an experimental science and promoted a rational, not mythopoetical, discourse central to our understanding of the context in which early Greek philosophy emerged. He illuminates Anaximander's prose book and rationalizing mentality by appealing to the ongoing extraordinary projects of the archaic architects. Annotation copyrighted by Book News Inc., Portland, OR
Anaximander in context : new studies in the origins of Greek philosophy by Dirk L Couprie( )

14 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 1,319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Promoting a new, broadly interdisciplinary horizon for future studies in early Greek philosophy, Dirk L. Coupric, Robert Hahn, and Gerard Naddaf establish the cultural context in which Anaximander's thought developed and in which the origins of Greek philosophy unfolded in its earliest stages. In order to better understand Anaximander's achievement, the authors call our attention to the historical, social, political, technological, cosmological, astronomical, and observational contexts of his thought. Anaximander in Context brings to the forefront of modern debates the importance of cultural context, and the indispensability of images to clarify ancient ideologies."--Jacket
The metaphysics of the Pythagorean theorem : Thales, Pythagoras, engineering, diagrams, and the construction of the cosmos out of right triangles by Robert Hahn( )

13 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 736 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Bringing together geometry and philosophy, this book undertakes a strikingly original study of the origins and significance of the Pythagorean theorem. Thales, whom Aristotle called the first philosopher and who was an older contemporary of Pythagoras, posited the principle of a unity from which all things come, and back into which they return upon dissolution. He held that all appearances are only alterations of this basic unity and there can be no change in the cosmos. Such an account requires some fundamental geometric figure out of which appearances are structured. Robert Hahn argues that Thales came to the conclusion that it was the right triangle: by recombination and repackaging, all alterations can be explained from that figure. This idea is central to what the discovery of the Pythagorean theorem could have meant to Thales and Pythagoras in the sixth century BCE. With more than two hundred illustrations and figures, Hahn provides a series of geometric proofs for this lost narrative, tracing it from Thales to Pythagoras and the Pythagoreans who followed, and then finally to Plato's Timaeus. Uncovering the philosophical motivation behind the discovery of the theorem, Hahn's book will enrich the study of ancient philosophy and mathematics alike." -- Publisher's description
Archaeology and the origins of philosophy by Robert Hahn( Book )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Part I: Archaeology and Anaximander's cosmic picture : an historical narrative -- Anaximander, architectural historian of the cosmos -- Anaximander's cosmic picture : the size and shape of the earth -- Anaximander's cosmic picture : the homoios earth, 9, and the cosmic wheels -- Anaximander's cosmic picture : the bellows and cosmic breathing -- Anaximander's cosmic picture : the heavenly circle-wheels and the axis mundi -- Anaximander's cosmic picture : reconstructing the seasonal sundial for the archaeologist's investigations -- Part about the origins of philosophy -- The problems : archaeology and the origins of philosophy -- What is the archaeologist theoretical frame when inferring ideas from artefacts from artifacts? A short historical overview of theoretical archaeology -- The interpretative meaning of an object : grounding historical narratives in lived-experience -- The embodied ground of abstract and speculative thought -- Archaeology and future research in ancient philosophy : the two methods -- The application of archaeology to ancient philosophy : metaphysical foundations and historical narratives
Conduct and constraints : testing the limits of the harm principle by Robert Hahn( Book )

7 editions published between 1994 and 2005 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Formal deductive logic : a logic workbook by Robert Hahn( Book )

2 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Conduct and constraints : an introduction to moral decision-making by Robert Hahn( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Effectiveness of WISC subtest ratios as screening devices for neurological dysfunction in children with learning disabilities by Robert Hahn( Book )

1 edition published in 1975 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Geometrizing the cosmos : Anaximander and the architects by Robert Hahn( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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Anaximander and the architects : the contributions of Egyptian and Greek architectural technologies to the origins of Greek philosophy
Anaximander in context : new studies in the origins of Greek philosophyArchaeology and the origins of philosophy
Alternative Names
Hahn, Robert Alan.

Hahn, Robert Alan 1952-

English (62)