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" 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 12
by George Boole - 2007 - 440 pages
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An Investigation of the Laws of Thought: On which are Founded the ...

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...
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Logic

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,...
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The Principles of Science: A Treatise on Logic and Scientific Method

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...
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The Principles of Science: A Treatise on Logic and Scientific Method

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...
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The Journal of Speculative Philosophy

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...
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Mind, Volume 3

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...
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MIND A QUARTERLY REVIEW OF PHYSCHOLOGY AND PHILOSOPHY

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...
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Mind, Volume 3

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...
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Vita Mathematica: Historical Research and Integration with Teaching

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...
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W.S. Jevons: Critical Responses, Volume 4

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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