One of the most fascinating inferences Spengler appears to make is the notion that the Classical mathematicians failed to discover negative numbers because unlike Babylon and India, they did not have a vast amount of minorities. He's right on the verge of saying this explicitly, but he doesn't do it. This has many implications associated with it.
It makes you think about the influence of Babylon and Persia on Russia for example. Russian chess genius is the most obvious example.
>>7232358 Spengler is great for making very lateral arguments on development based on contemporary cultural characteristics. Another one which blew my mind was the notion that numerical assignation is inherently related not just to social conditions, but to the pagan pantheon of gods. That's quite a head-twister, but there may be some validity to it.
>>7232358 Spengler is also very okay with having two culturally different kinds of maths. The Classical mathematicians had their own way of viewing the world which made their work possible, as odd as it may seem to us today, they couldn't conceive of a zero much less a -2.
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