Bertrand Russell Quote

The supreme maxim in scientific philosophising is this: wherever possible, logical constructions are to be substituted for inferred entities.


Quoted in Hawes The Logic of Contemporary English Realism (1923), p. 110; Most people would die sooner than think – in fact they do so. cf. Ockham's maxim: entia non sunt multiplicanda praeter necessitatem.

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The supreme maxim in scientific philosophising is this: wherever possible, logical constructions are to be substituted for inferred entities.

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The supreme maxim in scientific philosophising is this: wherever possible, logical constructions are to be substituted for inferred entities.

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The supreme maxim in scientific philosophising is this: wherever possible, logical constructions are to be substituted for inferred entities.

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The supreme maxim in scientific philosophising is this: wherever possible, logical constructions are to be substituted for inferred entities.