It is not of the essence of mathematics to be conversant with the ideas of number and quantity. Whether as a general habit of mind it would be desirable to apply symbolical processes to moral argument, is another question. Possibly, as... An Investigation of the Laws of Thought - Page 12by George Boole - 2007 - 440 pagesLimited preview - About this book
| George Boole - Logic - 1854 - 424 pages
...mathematical. Any objection d priori which may therefore be supposed to lie against the adoption of such forms **and processes in the discussion of a problem of morals...moral argument, is another question. Possibly, as** 1 have else where observed,* the perfection of the method of Logic may be chiefly valuable as an evidence... | |
| Alexander Bain - Logic - 1870
...thought render that mode possible, and forbid the perfect manifestation of the science in any other form. **It is not of the essence of Mathematics to be conversant with the ideas of number and quantity.** "The author does not design to supersede, by symbolic processes, the common forms of reasoning ; nevertheless,... | |
| William Stanley Jevons - Logic - 1877 - 786 pages
...equally certain that its ultimate forms and processes are mathematical." A few lines below he adds, " **It is not of the essence of mathematics to be conversant with the ideas of number and quantity."** The solution of the difficulty is that Boole used the term mathematics in a wider sense than that usually... | |
| William Stanley Jevons - Science - 1877 - 786 pages
...equally certain that its ultimate forms and processes are mathematical." A few lines below he adds, " **It is not of the essence of mathematics to be conversant with the ideas of** mimber and quantity." The solution of the difficulty is that Boole used the term mathematics in a wider... | |
| WM. James - 1878
...to the difficulty is contained in one short sentence, which should have been printed in capitals : **"It is not of the essence of mathematics to be conversant with the ideas of number and quantity."** This simply means that Boole felt strongly the need of some word broad enough to cover the range of... | |
| Philosophy - 1878
...Science, ho quotes this sentence from Boole, which he should have noticed thirteen years ago : — " **It is not of the essence of mathematics to be conversant with** ideas of number and quantity ". Heading on from p. 155 to p. 162, we may notice that Prof. Jevons's... | |
| GEORGE CROOM ROBERTSON, PROFESSOR IN UNIVERSITY COLLEGE, LONDON - 1878
...Science, he quotes this sentence from Boole, which he should have noticed thirteen years ago : — " **It is not of the essence of mathematics to be conversant with** ideas of number and quantity ". Reading on from p. 155 to p. 162, we may notice that Prof. Jevons's... | |
| Philosophy - 1878
...Science, he quotes this sentence from Boole, which he should have noticed thirteen years ago : — " **It is not of the essence of mathematics to be conversant with** ideas of number and quantity ". Reading on from p. 155 to p. 162, we may notice that Prof. Jevons's... | |
| Ronald Calinger - Mathematics - 1996 - 359 pages
...familiar with mathematics not dealing with number or form. This question leads to the second quotation, **"It is not of the essence of mathematics to be conversant with the ideas of number and quantity,"** by Boole. Boole's "heretical" view of mathematics (espoused in 1847) was shared by others in the nineteenth... | |
| Sandra Peart - Business & Economics - 2003 - 410 pages
...of Science, he quotes this sentence from Boole, which he should have noticed thirteen years ago: — **"It is not of the essence of mathematics to be conversant with** ideas of number and quantity". Reading on from p. 155 to p. 162, we may notice that Prof. Jevons's... | |
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