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" Thus mathematics may be defined as the subject in which we never know what we are talking about, nor whether what we are saying is true. "
Lectures on Fundamental Concepts of Algebra and Geometry - Page 53
by John Wesley Young, William Wells Denton, Ulysses Grant Mitchell - 1911 - 247 pages
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The Monist, Volume 20

Edward C. Hegeler - Philosophy - 1910
...frequently indulges in mystifications. He says (p. 84) : "Mathematics may be denned as the subject in which we never know what we are talking about, nor whether what we are saying is true. People who have been puzzled by the beginnings of mathematics will, I hope, find...
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LECTURES ON FUNDAMENTAL CONCEPTS OF ALGEBRA AND GEOMETRY

JOHN WESLEY YOUNG - 1911
...RUSSELL, one of the most eminent mathematical logicians of the present time. " Mathematics/' he said, " is the science in which we never know what we are talking about, nor whether what we say is true."1 It is probable that many of our pupils will heartily concur in this definition. We shall see...
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Memorabilia Mathematica; Or, The Philomath's Quotation-book

Robert Édouard Moritz - Mathematics - 1914 - 410 pages
...things, then our deductions constitute mathematics. Thus mathematics may be defined as the subject in which we never know what we are talking about, nor whether what we are saying is true. RUSSELL, BERTRAND. Recent Work on the Principles of Mathematics, International...
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Memorabilia Mathematica; Or, The Philomath's Quotation-book

Robert Édouard Moritz - Mathematics - 1914 - 410 pages
...things, then our deductions constitute mathematics. Thus mathematics may be defined as the subject in which we never know what we are talking about, nor whether what we are saying is true. RUSSELL, BERTRAND. Recent Work on the Principles of Mathematics, International...
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Memorabilia Mathematica; Or, The Philomath's Quotation-book

Robert Édouard Moritz - Mathematics - 1914 - 410 pages
...things, then our deductions constitute mathematics. Thus mathematics may be defined as the subject hi which we never know what we are talking about, nor whether what we are saying is true. RUSSELL, BERTRAND. Recent Work on the Principles of Mathematics, International...
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The Scientific Monthly, Volume 1

James McKeen Cattell - Science - 1915
...avoid all contradictions, and to Russell's statement that " mathematics may be defined as the subject in which we never know what we are talking about nor whether what we are saying is true." The mathematical skepticism which such statements may awaken ia usually mitigated...
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Historical Introduction to Mathematical Literature

George Abram Miller - Mathematics - 1916 - 302 pages
...Benjamin Peirce, American Journal of Mathematics, Vol. 4 (1881), p. 97. mathematics is the subject in which we never know what we are talking about nor whether what we are saying is true* is also very instructive if it is properly interpreted. As mathematics has advanced...
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The Educational Bi-monthly, Volume 1

Education - 1907
...things, then our deductions constitute mathematics. Thus mathematics may be defined as the subject in which we never know what we are talking about, nor whether what we are saying is true."* In such instances we deal mainly with our own constructions, and the compatibility...
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A History of Mathematics

Florian Cajori - Education - 1919 - 514 pages
...generality and extreme subtleness of certain parts of modern mathematics: "Mathematics is the subject in which we never know what we are talking about nor whether what we are saying is true." ; Other definitions along similar lines are due to E. Papperitz (1892), G. Itelson...
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The Quarterly Journal of Economics, Volume 34

Economics - 1920
...economic problem are not considered. Mr. Russell has playfully denned pure mathematics as "the subject in which we never know what we are talking about, nor whether what we are saying is true." In a somewhat playful sense we may allow this as a description of the economics...
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