Damerow, Peter

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Name

Damerow, Peter

Dates

20 December 1939 - 20 November 2011

Birthplace

Berlin, Germany

Specialization

History of Science, Assyriology

Major works

Abstraction and Representation: Essays on the cultural evolution of thinking, Kluwer 1995; Changing Views on Ancient Near Eastern Mathematics, Berliner Beiträge zum Vorderen Orient vol. 19, Dietrich Reimer 2001 (with Jens Høyrup); Informationsverarbeitung vor 5000 Jahren: Frühe Schrift und Techniken der Wirtschaftsverwaltung im alten Vorderen Orient, Hildesheim, Franzbecker 2004 (with Hans J. Nissen & Robert K. Englund; engl. trans. and update: Archaic Bookkeeping: Writing and Techniques of Economic Administration in the Ancient Near East, University of Chicago Press 1993); The Proto-Elamite Texts from Tepe Yahya, Cambridge, Mass., 1989 (with Robert K. Englund); "The Material Culture of Calculation: A Theoretical Framework for a Historical Epistemology of the Concept of Number," in Uwe Gellert, Eva Jablonka, eds., Mathematisation and Demathematisation : Social, Philosophical and Educational Ramifications, Rotterdam, Sense Publ., 2006 publ. 2007; "Die Rolle des Werkzeugs bei der Ausbildung der Mechanik als Wissenschaft," in Renate Wahsner, ed., Hegel und das Mechanistische Weltbild, Frankfurt a.M. 2005 (with Gideon Freudenthal, Jürgen Renn & Peter McLaughlin); Exploring the Limits of Preclassical Mechanics: A Study of Conceptual Development in Early Modern Science, Springer, 2004; Rechenstein, Experiment, Sprache, Klett-Cotta 1981 (with Wolfgang Lefevre)

Remarks

PhD in mathematics at the University of Bielefeld 1977 (Die Reform der Lehrpläne für den Mathematikunterricht der Sekundarstufe I in den Ländern der Bundesrepublik Deutschland 1963-1974); 1980's, Research Associate at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Berlin, with focus on cognitive psychology and the development of the concept of number; 1994 Habilitation, University of Constance; 1997-2011 Research Scholar, Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin

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