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When we look at the early modern interpretations of Euclidean proportion theory, as exhaustively studied by Enrico Giusti in Euclides reformatus (), we encounter two traditions. The first originates from Clavius and offers a philosophical definition of ratio, which is then applied by means of the Eudoxian theory of equality of ratios; the second, going back to Commandino, defines the equality of ratios directly without an explicit definition of ratio (either philosophical or mathematical). In the former case, the definition by abstraction is ‘thin’, for it rests on an explicit definition of ratio (it is indifferent at this stage whether the definition is philosophical or mathematical) from which one then infers the relevant biconditional.
30 30 The reader familiar with the neo-logicist literature will not fail to see in this ambiguity the root of two possible positions which will lead to a theoretical debate on the meaning of abstraction principles presented at length in Wright (, p. ), namely an austere one that eschews the introduction of new entities and insists on reading the left-hand side of the biconditional, despite its apparent syntactical complexity, as an unanalyzable predicate, and a platonist reading which sees abstraction principles as introducing new sorts of expressions which function syntactically and semantically as terms denoting abstract objects.
26 For instance Gauss, Kummer, Dedekind, and Kronecker prove that congruency modulo n is an equivalence relation by proving the equivalent of Euclid’s common notion for the relation in question (same for more complicated equivalence relations) as opposed to giving separate arguments for symmetry and transitivity. By contrast, Dirichlet (, p. ; , p. ) uses ordinary transitivity but on p. , when dealing with the proper equivalence of quadratic forms he uses Euclid’s common notion .
A logic book : fundamentals of reasoning by Robert M. Johnson