- (Circa 287–212 bc), Greek mathematician and inventor, of Syracuse. He is famous for his discovery of Archimedes’ principle (legend has it that he made this discovery while taking a bath, and ran through the streets shouting ’Eureka!'); among his mathematical discoveries are the ratio of the radius of a circle to its circumference, and formulas for the surface area and volume of a sphere and of a cylinder.
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- Postmodern philosophers assert that rather than viewing the world as an objective given from an Archimedean vantage point, humans structure their world through the concepts they bring to it.
- Descartes's vision of science thus combined the Archimedean, the Pythagorean, and the atomist points of view.
- This requirement is the continuity condition; it is also known as the Archimedean condition, after the Greek mathematician Archimedes.
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