Questions of interpretation – and of principle

According to Proclus, when Euclid wrote the Elements his primary objective was to elaborate a complete geometrical theory of the Platonic solids. Indeed, it has been said on several occasions that behind the name «Euclid» there could be a collective with a strong Pythagorean component. The existence of only five regular solids is possibly the best argument to think that we live in a three-dimensional world.

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